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^Archon 

A News Magazine Published by Governor Dummer Academy 





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Spring 2000 





celebrating' music 






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Published since 1884 



Publisher 

John M. Doggertjr. 

Editor 

Kristen C. Grubbs 

Photography 

Elisabeth L. Campbell 
David Oxton 
Kat Sager '00 

Graphic Design 

Elisabeth L. Campbell 



Tom Kates 
Justin Reese '02 
Joe Shedosky '01 



Assistant Headmaster 

Edward C.Young '73, P'01,'02 
Director of Development 
Patricia Tobin Peterman P'01'03 
Associate Director of Development 
Michael A. Moonves 
Director of Annual Giving 
Michelle M. Kunz 

Trustees of Governor Dummer Academy 

Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97'02, President 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62, P'95,Vice President 

James L. Rudolph '68, Secretary 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, Treasurer 

William L.Alfond '67 

Putnam P. Flint '37, GP'99 

Clifford J. Gillespie 

Judith Gore P'95'97 

Richard M. KeUeher P'99'01 

Josiah K. Lilly '68, P'91'98 

Mary E Mack P'87'91'93 

Joshua L. Miner IV '69, P'96'98 

Reynolds E. Moultonjr. '56 

Brian H. Noyes '76 

William E O'Leary '73 

Carrie W.Penner '88 

Michael R. Porter P'96'99'01 

Haskell Rhett '54 

George S. Scharfe P'95'00 

C.Thomas Tenney Jr. '69 

Josiah H.Welch '47,P'80'83 

Alumni/ae Trustees 

Kathleen Leary Livermore '79 

Kara Moheban McLoy '88 

Steven G. Shapiro '74 

Ex Officio 

Peter T.Buder '62 

President, Alumni/ae Council 

Alumni/ae Council 

Peter T. Buder '62, President 

Catherine Burgess '91, Secretary/Treasurer 

Carolyn Borwick '77 

R. Jeffrey Bailly '80 

James Deveney '60 

John P. English '28 

Elizabeth T.Farrell'84 

PeterW Franklin '72 

Anthony P. Fusco '85 

Joshua Lappin '92 

Joseph E. MacLeod '56 

Daniel E Nadeau '89 

Howard J. Navins '31, P'63'66, GP'93 

Susan E Pattison '77 

Robert B. Snyder '62 

Robert Studley '86 

Marc K. Tucker '68, P'01 

William B. Whiting '59 

Ex Officio 

Karen A. Schulte '83, Past President 

Arthur H.Veasey III '68, Past President 

John S. Mercer '64, P'95, Past President 

Peter M. Sherin '59, Past President 

Putnam P. Flint '37, GP'99, Co-chair, Trustee 

Development Committee 
Carrie W Penner '88, Co-chair, Trustee 

Development Committee 

The Archon is published three times a 
year by Governor Dummer Academy, Byfield, 
Massachusetts 01922. Telephone: (978) 465-1763. 
Letters are welcome from alumni, alumnae, parents, and 
friends of the Academy and are subject to editing for 
reasons of space availability. 




c o n t e n t s 



features 

14 Remembering Art Sager 

Friends reflect on his legacy 

16 Dinesh D'Souza 

Conservative author visits campus 

18 Faculty Enrichment 

The Gosses tour the Orkneys 

20 Music! 

21 Chapel Talk by Hannah Cho '00 
23 A Long Tradition by Jack Ragle 
25 Hallelujah! by Jeff Gordon '69 

26 Colored in Poetry 

Jenny Reynolds '88 moves beyond 
the classroom 





departments 



editor's note 



headmaster's message 



on campus 




28 class notes 



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in memonam 




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The Maestro 

A gift to Chris Stowens at Commencement 1999 by artist 
Sandra Turner P'99, this painting shows "the man in red 
shoes" conducting the GDA orchestra, including Joe Turner 
'99 on saxophone. 



The Archon is printed on recycled paper with a minimum of 10% post-consumer waste. It is printed with sustainable 
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editor's note 



One of my most vivid memories of high school is that of racing from the end 
of classes to orchestra practice, then running to the locker room to change for field 
hockey practice (and having to run an extra lap because I was late), then racing back 
from the fields to fly into the Dodge Room, still in my sweats (and sweaty!), to join 
my acapella group, already warmed up. My singing teacher would get mad I was late; 
I would be breathless and exhausted from the day I'd already had. I think that I and 
a number of other students who did academics and varsity sports and music were the 
source of many proprietary battles about time among the teachers. 

Therefore when I arrived at GDA and learned that here music, both choral and 
instrumental, is given a conflict-free time slot in the academic day, I was thrilled. 
What an opportunity for these students who don't want to give up sports, or certain 
academic classes, to have the time to sing and play an instrument without feeling the 
pressure of time and expectations of commitment that I and many others did 15 
years ago. 

Of all the ways that curricula have changed over time, this, in my opinion, is one 
of the best. So we have chosen to take this opportunity, here in the spring issue of 
the Archon, to celebrate music at GDA. 

With the passing of Old Guard teacher, coach, choral instructor, and friend Art 
Sager. it is even more timely that we look at those people who have influenced and 
influence so many graduates of GDA. We honor, and salute, you who have given so 
much, through music, to this school. 

— Kristen Grubbs 



The Taylor Liske Memorial Run 
is a group run that is held on the 
morning of graduation. It is held to 
honor a man who brought incredi- 
ble amounts of life and happiness to 
this campus. Everyone is invited to 
take part in this great cause. T-shirts 
will be sold in mid-May for the run 
and all the proceeds will be sent to 
a charity selected by his wife, Mrs. 
Jennifer Liske. Please help us to 
carry on this beautiful tradition of 
honoring such an exceptional man, 
as well as supporting a cause that 
represents his unselfish character in 
a perfect manner. 

The participants of the run will 
meet on the morning of June 2, 
2000 at 6:00 a.m. in front of the 
Milestone on campus. Hope to see 
everyone there. 

—Dan Muxie '00 



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headmaster's message 




"What transpired was one of the most 
extraordinary four and one-half hours I have 
ever experienced ... It was a defining moment 
for GDA and an affirmation that our commu- 
nity is powerfully committed to the principles 
of tolerance and mutual respect." 



Sometimes the beauty of our campus and 
the positive energy of the Governor 
Dummer community create an impres- 
sion that we are isolated and immune from 
some of the evils that may be found in other 
parts of society. This sense of comfort at 
GDA was undermined earlier this year by a 
series of incidents. 

Last fall, over the course of many weeks, 
swastikas and other offensive, racist graffiti were 
found scratched into walls on various parts of 
our campus buildings. In explaining these inci- 
dents to the community at our morning meet- 
ing, I read excerpts from Elie Wiesel's Night, his 
powerful testimony about the Holocaust, and 
then spoke about why the swastika was a sym- 
bol of hate, oppression, and bigotry. I reiterated 
that within this community there is no tolerance 
for any form of hateful vandalism, and the com- 
munity moved forward with its daily activities. 

In mid-November however, a student dis- 
covered that her project for a class, a collage 
highlighting the history of integration in the 
United States, had been defaced by a racial slur 
while it was displayed in the Frost Building. 
That evening a group of concerned faculty and 
students assembled in my office to discuss this 
distressing sequence of events.The level of frus- 
tration was high as we had absolutely no leads 
on the identity of the vandal. We decided to 
assemble faculty, staff and students in the 



Moseley Chapel the next afternoon and con- 
duct an "open mike" session, allowing any 
member of the community to comment on 
the situation. 

What transpired was one of the most 
extraordinary four and one-half hours I have 
ever experienced. More than seventy people 
spoke, predominantly students. Some expressed 
outrage at the cowardice of the perpetrator (s); 
some expressed profound sadness that this could 
happen at their school; some told poignant sto- 
ries about friends or relatives who had been vic- 
tims of prejudice or intolerance; still others 
related highly personal tales about being mar- 
ginalized. Every speaker was eloquent. Each 
individual spoke with great conviction. 
Altogether, they displayed an overwhelming 
faith in their school and in each other. It was 
a defining moment for Governor Dummer 
Academy and an affirmation that the commu- 
nity is powerfully committed to the principles 
of tolerance and mutual respect. 

Despite heightened vigilence on the part 
of students and faculty, consultations with 
Byfield police and the restructuring of our own 
security force to heighten their visibility on 
campus, we were unable to expose the identity 
of the individual responsible for these cowardly 
acts. Nevertheless, strength often flows from 
adversity and this situation has provided us with 
a useful opportunity to reinforce and aggressive- 



ly promote tolerance within our community. 

A task force of interested students and fac- 
ulty has been developing programming oppor- 
tunities around the larger theme of building 
respect for diversity. Students sponsored a con- 
vocation that featured songs, poetry and oral 
presentations celebrating diversity. Dinesh 
D'Souza, a nationally recognized political com- 
mentator and the author of Tlie End of Racism 
gave provocative presentations to our faculty 
and student body on issues of race, gender, and 
academic standards (see page 16). Essex County 
District Attorney Kevin Burke spoke to our 
community about hate crime legislation and 
hate on the Internet. With the assistance of 
Trustee Jim Rudolph '68, we arranged for the 
Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to introduce 
their award-winning Peer Training Program to 
GDA (see page 8). 

The actions of a thoughtless or cruel indi- 
vidual have not altered the core of this com- 
munity. Governor Dummer Academy is a car- 
ing and tolerant place. However, the forces of 
bigotry and prejudice must be actively and con- 
stantly opposed. We cannot stand idly by, for to 
do nothing encourages the bully and impover- 
ishes the rest of us. I continue to have enormous 
confidence in our students and faculty. The 
community's response to this situation has only 
reinforced this faith, and we will be stronger as 
we stand together for what is right. 



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on campus 



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12 Students 
Named AP 
Scholars 

12 GDA students have been named AP 
Scholars in recognition of their exceptional 
achievement on the college-level AP 
Examinations taken last spring. Approximately 
23 percent of the United States' graduating 
seniors have taken one or more AP exam, 
and only 13 percent of these 700,000 stu- 
dents performed at a sufficiently high level to 
merit this recognition. 

The College Board recognizes several 
levels of achievement based on the number 
of year-long courses and exams. At 
Governor Dummer Academy: 

• Three students qualified for the AP 
Scholar with Distinction Award by earning 
an average grade of 3.5 or higher on all 
exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on 
five or more exams. These students are: 
Adele Chase '99 of Stone Mountain, GA; 
Jesse Soursourian '99 of Beverly, MA; and 
Andrew Therriault '99 of Haverhill, MA. 

• Four students qualified for the AP 
Scholar with Honor Award by earning an 
average grade of at least 3.25 on all exams 
taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or 
more of these exams. These students are: 
Joann Nguyen '99 of Salem, MA; Brittany 
Perham '99 of Beverly, MA; Patricia Waters 
'99 of Andover, MA; and Sarah Willeman 
'99 of Hamilton, MA. 

• Five students qualified for the AP 
Scholar Award by completing three or 
more AP exams, with grades 3 or higher. 
These students are: Christina Coppolino 
'99 of Georgetown, MA; Jason Salony '00 
of Gloucester, MA; Yori Senser '00 of 
Ipswich, MA; Christina St. Pierre '99 of 
Lawrence, MA; and Jamie Mazareas '99 of 
Marblehead, MA. 



GDA Honor 
Society 

The Governor Dummer Academy 
Honor Society was established in the 1970s 
to recognize those juniors and seniors on 
campus who have contributed significantly 
to our school community. Individual facul- 
ty members vote initially and then a faculty 
committee makes the final selections. 

Seniors who were inducted last year 
include: Anne Adamczyk of Georgetown, 
MA; Jamie Gilberg of Swampscott, MA; 
Daria Grayer of North Andover, MA; Tom 
Hand of Georgetown, MA; Chris Rothwell 
of Nortfolk, MA; Jason Salony of Gloucester, 
MA; and Yori Senser of Ipswich, MA. 

This winter, the group inducted the fol- 
lowing students: Natalia Averett '00 of 
Brockton, MA;Teaya Bromley '00 of Byfield, 
MA; Hannah Cho '00 of Kyungido, Korea; 
Catherine Correia '00 of Wakefield, MA; 
Hollis Erickson '00 of Newburyport, MA; Josh 
Freeman '00 of Newburyport, MA; Gretchen 
Gee '00 ofTenants Harbor, ME; Mark Lipman 
'00 of Newburyport, MA; Dan Muxie '00 of 
Hampton, NH; Nate Efinger '01 of Andover, 
MA; Derek Falvey '01 of Lynn, MA; Emily 
Ouimette '01 of Danvers, MA; and Ande 
Tagliamonte '01 of Byfield, MA. 



Congratulations! 

To Jason Saloney '00 who received 
the 1999 Harvard Club of Boston 
Book Prize; 

To Dan Muxie '00 of Hampton, NH 
who was awarded a Presidential 
Scholarship for Georgia Institute of 
Technology; 

To Genevieve Reynolds '00 of 
Stockton Springs, ME who has been 
named a finalist for National Merit. 




Gretchen Gee '00 and Eve Seamans '00 at the 
Blood Drive registration desk. 



Not for Self— 
GDA Supports 
Others 

• By donating $1, members of the GDA 
community were able to wear jeans and a rib- 
bon to demonstrate support for the firefight- 
ers in Worcester, MA who lost their lives in 
the warehouse fire last winter. Thanks to all 
who participated in this campaign, GDA 
raised $500 for the families of those who died 
while trying to save others. 

• On February 28, GDA hosted the sec- 
ond annual American Red Cross Blood Drive 
for members of the community. Encouraged 
by daily email reminders from organizers Eve 
Seamans '00 and Gretchen Gee '00, 79 peo- 
ple turned out to donate their blood, 34 of 
whom were first time donors. Many students 
also volunteered at the registration table or as 
donor buddies. 

• On April 16, 30 students and faculty 
members once again joined David Abusamra 
in volunteering at the 2000 Boston 
Marathon. As the only school allowed to par- 
ticipate in this manner, GDA sends a group of 
ambassadors who help out with the registra- 
tion of runners from all over the world. In 
exchange, the group receives official T-shirts 
and jackets, and experiences the excitement of 
the race first hand. 

• For the first time, GDA joined other 
community groups in supporting the 
American Cancer Society's annual Daffodils 
Days Campaign. GDA raised $385 in donations 
this year, most of which funded bouquets of daf- 
fodils delivered anonymously to cancer patients. 



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This background photo, taken 



by Joe Shedosky '01, repre- 
sents one of many floral scenes 
in he Jardin de Balata in 
Martinique. 

right: Students pose in front of La 
Maison du Sucre. 



Frederick 
Douglass 
Declamation 
Contest 

This winter, juniors at Governor 
Dummer Academy participated in the sec- 
ond annual Frederick Douglass Declamation 
Contest. After reading "The Narrative of 
the Life of Frederick Douglass" in class, 
students then memorized and recited a pas- 
sage by Douglass. This year's finalists from 
the GDA class of 2001 were Kristina 
Benson ofWest Boxford, Caitlin Cooper of 
Newburyport, Tim Lamson of Ipswich, 
Matt Lee of San Mateo, CA, Rebecca 
Novis of Lee, NH, and Edward Young, Jr. of 
Byfield. Third place was awarded to Scott 
Mayo of Prides Crossing. Second place was 
awarded to Matt DiGuiseppe of Beverly 
Farms. First place was awarded to Emily 
Ouimette of Danvers. The top three win- 
ners, Scott, Matt and Emily, declaimed their 
speeches to the entire community at the 
Martin Luther King Day assembly on 
January 17, 2000. 



Lieutenant Governor William 
Dummer, also known as Matt 
DiGiuseppe '01, celebrates 
the school's founding on 
March 1, 1763. 1 



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Harvard Model 
Congress 

David White '02, role playing Sen. 
Russell Feingold of Wisconsin, earned an 
Award for Distinction at Harvard Model 
Congress 2000. David was recognized for his 
work and leadership in the Senate 
Committee on Indian Affairs. In our fifth 
consecutive year as a participant in Harvard 
Model Congress, GDA sent a delegation of 
22 students, grades 9-12. Our delegation this 
year was ably led by HMC co-presidents 
Anne Adamczyk '00 and Matthew 
DiGuiseppe '01. About 1200 students from 
schools across the country attend this four-day 
simulation of democracy in action. GDA stu- 
dents again represented themselves and the 
Academy with their enthusiastic engagement 
as U.S. Representatives, U.S. Senators, U.S. 
Supreme Court justices and barristers, and 
one lobbyist for the Christian Coalition. 



GDA's 

Francophones 
Head South 

Five students joined Language teachers 
David and Laurel Abusamra on a trip to the 
French Island of Martinique over spring break. 
Their third trip to Martinique with students, 
the Abusamras have also taken students on two 
trips to France. Staying at a hotel a short ferry 
ride away from the capital city of Fort de 
France, Elisabeth Coolidge '00, Marienna 
Murch '02, Benjamin Mitchell '01, Joseph 
Shedosky '01, Arnold Ross '00 and the 
Abusamras had the opportunity to take many 
excursions while there.They visited the former 
capital of St. Pierre (destroyed by a volcano in 
1902), the birthplace of Josephine Bonaparte, 
and "La Maison du Sucre," a museum which 
chronicles the history of the slave trade in the 
Caribbean Islands, showing how important it 
was to the sugarcane industry. They also visited 
a botanical garden, "Le Jardin de Balata", and a 
former sugar factory in the north — a 
"sucrerie" called "L'Habitation Ceron" — 
where sugar cane was turned into sugar for the 
table. The final highlight of the trip was wit- 
nessing Martinique's Mardi Gras parade. 

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on campus 



GODSPELL! 




Daisies, 
Dance and 

High Fashion ... 

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Beyond the competitive interscholastic 
team sports offered every winter, there are 
a number of other ways students participate 
in the afternoon program at GDA. 

The daisies and the melodies stayed 
alive long after the reverberations of this 
year's winter musical left the corners of 
Thompson Auditorium. Celebrating Truth, 
Equality, Peace, Freedom, Joy and Love, the 
performance of Godspell given by more 
than 30 students and directed by PaulWann 
and Anne Connolly Potter brought a 
vibrant joy to all the people in the audience. 
Daisies were given to members of the audi- 
ence, and students brought the story of 
Jesus, Mary and the disciples into modern 
day GDA. 

Meanwhile, at the other side of campus, 
a group of dancers were practicing diligent- 
ly to bring another kind of drama to the 
stage. With a variety of dances choreo- 
graphed by director Susan Atwood and by 
students themselves, this year's student dance 
performance packed Thompson to standing 
room only. With an interim highlight 
on Show of unique designs created by 
Didit \ [ediprasetyo '01 of Indonesia and musi- 

interiudes by Nate Efinger '01 (Andover, 
MA parry, the show brought an 

display ol talent to the st;igc. 

Spring 2000 





Martial Arts at GDA 



Bao Nguyen practices with students Chang Sohn '00 (above), Chelsea Caffrey 
'01, and KK Scharfe '00 at Plum Island. 




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The arrival of a new science teacher to 
campus this year has brought entry 
for students into a new athletic realm. 
Bao Nguyen, originally from Vietnam, had 
the opportunity this winter to introduce 
more than 20 students to the world of martial 



arts. Dressed in traditional robes, the group 
learned the physical and mental art of shaolin 
kung fu. Using numschuck and bowstaff 
weapons in their forms, the group occasion- 
ally practiced on the nearby Plum Island 
beach and eventually brought their demon- 



stration to an amazed crowd packed into the 
wrestling room. Mr. Nguyen also taught the 
students a meditation that has been in his 
family for seven generations and which may 
only be practiced by those who are associat- 
ed with the Nguyen family. 




Spring Training in Florida 

GDA's baseball and Softball teams spent the first week of March break training for their 
upcoming seasons. Both teams trained at The Cocoa Expo in Cocoa Beach, FL. Fourteen soft- 
ball players and coaches Scott and Danielle Kingsbury, along with 1 9 baseball players and coach- 
es Aaron Hirsch and Matt Gettings made the trip south. Even though many of their friends and 
colleagues were also in Florida, most, I'm sure, were relaxing on southern beaches or golfing 
while they enjoyed the warm weather. This was not the case with these GDA students; all got 
lots of sun, but only while playing in competitions or in practices three times per day! 

The GDA baseball team played games against a high school from Mississippi, a men's team 
from the Netherlands, and a finale win (13-4) against Wilbraham and Monson Academy, a board- 
ing school from western Massachusetts, due to stellar pitching and catching performances by 
captains Derek Falvey '00 and Carson Shedd '00 (right). Softball captains Jessie Kendrick '01, 
Lindsay Gobin '00 (above) and Mchelle Wheeler '00 also led the women's team to a strong start. 
Both teams worked incredibly hard and look forward to an exciting season ahead! 




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on campus 



Dialogue on 

Diversity 

Continues 



Jessica Watson '01, Kymberley Peck '02, 
Candice King '02, dorm parent Cheryl 
Wotton and language teacher Kathy Guy 
dedicated a weekend day to continuing the 
school's education process on diversity issues. 
The group traveled to Salem, MA where they 
joined other public and independent school 
students for The High School Workshop on 
Race, Culture and Ethnicity, a program of the 
Institute of UnDoing Racism at Salem State 
College. Over 1,000 students and educators 
have attended this workshop as part of an 
effort to increase their understanding about 
their own cultures, as well as to problem-solve 
and encourage dialogue among people of dif- 
ferent backgrounds. Individually, each partic- 
ipant gained knowledge and understanding 
of important social issues that confront high 
school students today and developed a greater 
awareness of how to relate to others who are 
of a different race, culture or ethnic group. 
Collectively, the students learned strategies for 
bringing harmony to their schools and work- 
ing for the common good of a community. 




GDA Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. 




In our annual tradition for Martin Luther 
King, Jr. Day, the entire school community 
honored his legacy by going out to do service 
work for others in our community. This year, 
Daria Grayer '00 opened the school's celebra- 
tion with a moving speech to remind us of the 
message inherent in King's life. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. bridged the com- 
munication gap that separates the struggling peo- 
ple from the greedy and insensitive who rule. 
Ulien we review his life and death it is necessary 
that we draw inspiration from the leadership of 
one whose vision and commitments remain 
unparalleled in the United States today. Dr. 
King once said (as if he knew he was going to 
die), "I'd like somebody to mention that day, that 
Martin Luther King Jr. tried to give his life serv- 
ing others. I want you to say, on that day, that I 
did try in my life to clothe others who were 



naked. I want you to say that I tried to love and 
serve humanity. " 

Tlie lives of the great souls of the earth 
remind each one of us that we too can make our 
lives sublime. 

Not for self; but for others. Not for self; but 
for others. 

Even if today you are scrubbing toilets, 
painting walls, singing or playing with chil- 
dren — not only does it commemorate the life of 
Dr. King, but we are living out our school motto. 

So, scrub the toilets with heart, paint with 
heart, and sing with heart. Try and recognize and 
respect Dr. King's last wishes. Do what he gave 
his life committed to doing. 

Our lives should become part of a widening 
circle of meaning, not narrowing, as we develop 
ethically, morally, and spiritually. In our own 
way, we are contributing to the changing of the 
social fabric of our communities. 



This winter, with the assistance of our 
trustee, Jim Rudolph '68, GDA arranged for 
the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to 
introduce their award-winning Peer 
Training Program on campus. This initia- 
tive intensively trains 35 students to be 
group facilitators. These student leaders will 
become activists against bigotry and lead 
workshops for their peers that will chal- 
lenge stereotypes and biases that inhibit. 
This training will also be incorporated into 
the school's Unity Days next fall. 



Staying Health; 





^— The Health and Wellness Committee at GDA recognized NaSon^Eatiag Disorders- 
Awareness Week, by sponsoring an informational booth during lunch the week of February 



x 15-18. Along with Health Education Coordinator Janet Epstein, a clinical specialist was avail- 
able to students to answer questions and concerns about eating disorders and health issues. The 



National Eating Disorder Screening Survey was alsojfvailable and; manyNstud.' 



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fine arts 

A Glimpse into 
the Gallery 



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left: Lindsay Gobin '00's award-winning 

photo, Chance Mud. 

above: Craig Bonaventum '03's award- 
winning photo. 

below: Book cover design by Kai Kaiser 
'00, computer art student. 



Boston Globe 
Art Awards 

Kudos to those GDA students whose 
work received honorable mention in the 
50th annual Boston Globe Art Awards. In 
cooperation with the Massachusetts Art 
Education Association, the show was on dis- 
play at the Massachusetts State Transportation 
Building in Boston in January and February. 
Craig Bonaventura '03 ofTopsfield, MA and 
Lindsay Gobin '00 of Stratham, NH received 
honors for their photography; while Maria 
Knapp '03 of Byfield, MA was honored for 
her ceramics entry. 




More than 50 students displayed 
their work in the student art 
show that opened in the Carl 
Youngman Gallery of the Kaiser Art 
Center during the Parents' Winter 
Gathering weekend held in February. 
Parents, faculty and friends of the artists 
attended the opening of the show, with 
wide acclaim for the impressive photogra- 
phy, computer art, studio art and ceramic 
pieces on display. 




Willow Malick '00 




on campus 



A Day in the Life 
of the Admission 
O&ice ... 

By Gillian Lloyd, Director of Admission 

It's March 10th in the Governor 
Dummer Academy admission office. This 
morning we mailed out a record 566 admis- 
sion decision letters, including acceptances, 
waitlists and denials. Our admission review 
season has been an arduous one; our applicant 
pool is talented, committed and diverse. We're 
all very tired, but also enthusiastic about the 
prospect of many of these wonderful young 
people joining our community in the fall. 

Now the waiting game begins. Naturally, 
many of the students we have selected will 
have choices at a number of fine secondary 
schools. We hope that they will choose GDA! 
Faculty and coaches will be contacting our 
accepted applicants during the next few weeks 
to make sure that all questions are answered 
and to encourage families to attend one of our 
Revisit Days on either April 3rd or 6th. 

This year, our 566 applicants came from 
24 states and 15 foreign countries. Seventy- 
seven of our applicants are legacies and/or 
siblings. Our accepted students went through 
a thorough review process by the Admission 
Committee, taking into consideration aca- 
demic programs, grades, SSAT scores, 
extracurricular commitments, athletic, artistic 
and musical talent as well as strength of char- 
acter and personality. With only 1 30 open- 
ings at the Academy, our task of offering 
admission to all the qualified students has 
been, as in past years, very challenging. We 
are very excited for the students who soon 
will join our talented community. 

1 1 he Archon — Spring 2000 



Development Developments 




Sally Simpkins '92, Isle Abusamra 
'93, and Graeme Jones '91 



Over 200 alumni and alumnae, 
trustees, past and current parents, 
current and former faculty and 
staff, and friends of GDA gathered at the 
Harvard Club in Boston last December to cel- 
ebrate the season. Many in the group were able 
to meet headmaster Marty Doggett and his 
wife Patty for the first time, and to enjoy catch- 
ing up with former teachers and classmates. 



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As of the end of March, the /\nilllcll PUIICI has reached 79 percent of our 
goal of $1,1 10,000. Thanks to those of you who have supported the fund this year. If 
you have not yet given to the Annual Fund, there is still time to send in your gift (due 
by June 30). Alumni/ae participation is currently at 21 percent; we need your support 
in raising the participation rate. Any gift, regardless of the size, is greatly appreciated. 
Support today's students and faculty. Support Governor Dummer Academy Contact 
Michelle Kunz at 978-499-3173 or mkunz@gda.org with questions. 



Dan Morgan' 67 P' 97 '02, 
Arts Department Chair Chris 
Stowens, and Bob (FF) and Sally 
Anderson 



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Susan Renna P'93'96, Nancy 
Carroll P'96'98, Head Librarian 
Mary Leary, Katie Renna '96 




Over the winter and spring months, 

alumni/ae gatherings 

were also held in Dallas, Los Angeles, 
Chicago, San Francisco and Washington. 



left: Patty and Marty Doggett with 

Beverly and Ted Bergman '37 

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below: The most recent GDA reception 
drew a crowd of alums from the LA area. 



Upcoming events include 

the GDA Boston Pops gathering at Boston 
Symphony Hall on May 25, and, of course, 
the Reunion of the millennium on June 9, 
10 and 11. 




The Archon — Spring 2000 1 1 



sports news 




Highlights from the 
1999/2000 Winter Season... 



Anabel Perdomo '02's moves helped her 
team travel all the way to the New England 
post-season tournament. 



The women's ice hockey 

team celebrated its first season above .500 in 
a number of years, led to a stellar record by 
captains Janet Hanson '00 of Ipswich, MA 
and Cassie Depratto '00 of Ontario, Canada. 
Cassie and her sister Beth Depratto '01 
shared the team's most valuable player 
award, with Cassie also achieving honorable 
mention All-League honors and Beth 
achieving All-League honors earning 47 of 
the teams 81 goals. 

With only five wrestlers left from last 
year's strong team, the men S WTeStling 
team, led by captains Joe Shedosky' 00 of 
Califon, NJ and Ian Hughes '00 of Santa 
Fe, NM, pulled out a respectable eighth 
place in the Independent School League. 
Highlights included a challenging match 
pitting freshman Matt Phinney (Medway, 
MA) against a senior who was one of the 
top 10 wrestlers in the nation, and sopho- 
more Ralphie Rodriguez's (Haverhill, MA) 
undefeated ISL dual-meet season and his 
post-season trip to the New England tour- 
nament held at Exeter. The team matched 
last year's 10- win season with a team that 
had all nine first-year wrestlers get at least 
one Varsity match and most of them getting 
three or more. 

While off to a sluggish start, the 
WOmenS basketball team soared to 
success as the season progressed, winning 
every game they played after the January 
break, and following their victory all the 



way to the NEPSAC Class B post-season 
tournament. Sophomore Ashley Mastrangelo 
of Marblehead, MA won the Coach's Award 
and earned an honorable mention All- 
League award, while co-captains Loren 
Montgomery '00 of Saugus, MA and 
Catherine Correia '00 of Wakefield, MA 
shared the team's most valuable player award. 
Sophomores Anabel Perdomo of Lawrence, 
MA and Vanessa Russell ofTewksbury, MA 
both earned All-League honors in the regu- 
lar season and also played in the post-tour- 
nament Class B AU-Star game. 

Highlights of the exciting season 
included the game against St. Paul's where, 
with two seconds left on the clock and the 
score tied at 47-47, Vanessa Russell hit a 
lay-up giving the Governors the win by 
two. Also, for the first time in over five 
years, GDA beat archrivals, Brooks. 
Finishing 15-5 overall and 9-3 in ISL play, 
the team earned their second seed in the 
post-season tournament, beating Kingswood- 
Oxford 47-38 in round one, and losing an 
aggressive game against Stoneleigh- 
Burnham in the final round. 

Meanwhile, the men's basketball 

team followed the women's pattern of a 
slow start (losing six of the first seven games) 
and a resounding finish, winning five of the 
last seven games. Honored players included 
Scott Pelletier '00 ofYork, ME and Antonio 
Valverde '02 of Elmhurst, NY who earned 
All-League honorable mention. 



12 The Archon — Spring 2000 



Star player Marco Joubert '01 of 
Lawrence, MA achieved many milestones this 
season, most notably joining the nine other 
GDA men's players to surpass a career marker 
of 1000 points. He also achieved 512 career 
assists, surpassing the record of 483 set by Andre 
Lafleur '83 in 1983; shared the MVP award 
with Thomas Hand '00 of Georgetown, MA; 
and was named, out of 250 players, All-League 
ISL Most Valuable Player and a Boston Globe 
All-Scholastic player. 



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Maria Moore '01 sets up for victory. 



The women's volleyball team 

joined their basketball classmates in soaring 
into post-season tournament play With a 
15-5 record, the team placed second in 
their league. Maria Moore '01 ofWinfield, 
IL and Michelle Wheeler '00 of Newburyport 
earned New England all-tournament play 
awards, while the season's Most Valuable 
Player award went to Maria and the 
Coach's Award to Michelle. 



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Season Records 


V Men's Basketball 12-14-0 


JV 11-5 -0 3rds 7-7-0 


V Women's Basketballl7 - 7 - 


JV 10 - 4 - 3rds 2 - 3 - 


V Men's Hockey 12-14-1 


JV 5-13-1 


V Women's Hockey 9-9-0 


JV 5-10-1 


VVolleyball 11-5-0 


JV 1-8 


Wrestling 8-7-0 





Highlights of the men s ice 

llOCKey season this winter included 
tough and victorious games against Exeter, 
Milton, and St. Paul's and earning the third 
place spot in the Tabor tournament. Mike 
Mullins '00 of Dollard Des Ormeaux, 
Quebec earned All-League honors for the 
second year, while Gabe Winer '02 of 
Stoughton, MA — who played all but 1V2 
minutes of the team's 26 games — earned 
All-League status and the team's Most 
Valuable Player Award. The Paul Wasson 
Award, honoring the teams "unsung hero", 
went to Carson Shedd '00 of Lincoln, ME; 
and the Coach's Award went to Jon 
Berardino'OO of Peabody, MA for his steady 
efforts as first time goaltender. 



The Archon — Spring 2000 13 



Remembering ART SAGER 



Art, you convinced all ages into believing we could be better, do better, act better, 
be Olympians in our attitude if not always in our performance. 
I know that as long as we live, you will live. 
Whenever an athlete in cardinal red strives to be better, you will be there. 
Whenever a student or teacher speaks to an audience, you will be there. 
Whenever beautiful songs reverberate, especially in this Chapel, you will be there. 
Whenever we dream and plan for a better Governor Dummer, you will be there. 
Whenever a Master Teacher reaches into the life of a student, you will be there. 
Whenever a new project is launched, particularly one with unlimited possibilities, you will be there. 
Whenever we need to find a reserve of optimism and joy, you will be there. 

Now you have passed the baton to us. You have established a rapid and noble pace. 
We must be off around the next lap at GDA. 

We will not let you down, Art. 

— Peter W. Bragdon, Headmaster Emeritus 



Phone Pals 

By Jeffrey L.Gordon '69 TR 

The .phone rings, and Kim, my 
secretary, tells me that it's Art Sager 
calling. Unfortunately, I'm on a 
conference call so I can't speak with him at 
that moment. I'll call back in the afternoon. 
An hour later, the phone rings. It's Art Sager 
calling again. He has also told Kim how 
much he enjoys speaking with her, and how 
pleasant she is on the phone. It's Arthur's 
strong suit: he has talked his way right where 
he wants to be, and I inevitably drop 
everything and pick up the phone. His 
indomitable voice is full of enthusiasm and 
he is brimming with ideas. He is, in short, 
perfectly irresistible. 

I had the pleasure of being one of 
Arthur's phone pals for a number of years, 
and every time he called, it was a breath of 
fresh air in my day. I was his confidant, I sup- 
pose, on his many literary projects, but more 
importantly, I felt the emotional power of 
being one of his "boys." It is a timeless role for 
us, his old students. We see the master in our 
mind's eye as he was when we were younger, 
and we see ourselves still, after all these years, 
on his team, or in his classroom, or on his 
corridor. Those images are seared into the 
fabric that makes up our character as human 
beings. Arthur had that effect on people. He 
was larger than life, and while I knew him 

14 TheArchon - Spring 2000 



late in his teaching career (he was semi- 
retired by then, just teaching his speech class 
to seniors), I felt, as everyone here felt, that 
he took a special interest in each one of us. 
For me, that [connection] was to last for the 
next 30 years. 

Arthur's life stories are legend. Many of 
you know them better than I because you lived 
with him, played for him, were taught by him; 
but a common thread for many of us here is the 
Alumni Glee Club. I am a late-comer to your 
ranks, but it was through our concerts that I 
fully came to understand Arthur's influence in 
our lives. You could see it in his eyes, when he 
greeted you as you anived in the chapel for 
rehearsal. His enthusiasm was unbounded 
when he saw his boys arranged in neat rows up 
on the stairs ready to sing yet again for him, just 
as they always had. Nothing changed, except 
perhaps our voices over the years. 

And the Senior Song. The first time I 
sang in the Alumni Glee Club, I watched Art 
exhort his boys who had returned for 
Reunion Weekend to come forward and sing 
the Senior Song along with the Glee Club. 
You would think that the Messiah had come 
when each alum would come forth and hug 
his old master, and Arthur would have 
remembered each name as though he was 
calling that boy into his study. One by one 




Arthur W. Sager, beloved faculty member of 
Governor Dummer Academy from 1930-1969, 
died Jan. 11 in his home in Homosassa, FL, at 
the age of 95. (See page 67 for full obituary.) A 
service honoring Art will be held in the Moseley 
Chapel during Reunion 2000. 



they filed past; it was a joy to behold. Then 
when everyone was arranged, somewhat 
chaotically on the stairs, Art would beckon 
to Ben Stone to start the music for that nos- 
talgic anthem of our days in Byfield. By the 
time I had got the first words out, I found 
myself entranced, tears welling up, unable to 
get any sound out of my efforts to sing. I was 
transported at that moment to that time long 
ago, and Art Sager was there for me, smiling 
and confident, proud of his boys, no matter 
how we sounded. 

We are all blessed at this venerable 
Academy. No one who has not experienced life 
at Governor Dummer can possibly understand 
the profound connections all of us have with 
each other, with our teachers, with this place. 
We are who we are because of this school, and 
because the men whom we revere as the Old 
Guard dedicated their lives for their boys. 
There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think 
back to a lesson I learned from each of them. 

Arthur's memory will loom large for all of 
us because his love of life was so contagious. 
Arthur was blessed to have lived as long as he 
did and remain as vital as he was right up to the 
end. It would be inconceivable to see the Bull 
debilitated in any way in his senior years. Arthur 
was a star; and he went out, just as one might 
have expected, with the crowd still standing. 



right: 

Art Sager coaches 

Barry Gately '52. 

below: 

Art directing his final 

Alumni Glee Club 

performance, Reunion 1999. 



Remembrance 

By Denis E. Golden '62 

Once upon a time I was a new boy at 
Governor Dummer. That was a moniker 
applied to every green freshman upon 
his arrival to South Byfield. 

It wasn't long before I met that imposing 
man whose whispered nickname — the Bull — 
so well suited him. Mister Sager, as we carefully 
addressed him, was an intimidating figure to 
any student facing him in field or classroom. I 
vividly recall his huge hands, shock of grey hair, 
and robust face. His deep voice resonated equal- 
ly in song, command, or laughter. 

He was a fatherly schoolmaster, firm but 
fair. He genuinely cared, and his instructions to 
us were followed faithfully. He was one of that 
rare breed known as the "Old Guard," a label 
made more appropriate when taken to reflect 
sagacity and guardianship, hallmark qualities of 
Arthur Woodbury Sager. 

Art was fond of saying that a teacher's lega- 
cy can affect eternity. His words proved prophet- 
ic. In my own teaching years, I passed his words 
and example on to my students, many of whom 
have themselves gone on to teach. 

Art Sager was truly a friend of Emersonian 
proportions, a masterpiece of Nature and 
American Olympian. In the words of his friend 
Clark Neilly '3 7, Art was a genuine "Yankee 
Doodle Dandy", complete with a July 4th, 1904 
birthdate. He received his first instruction at 
the knee of his loving mother in their Gardner, 
Maine home. His love of music began over a 
plain, pine table as his father led the "Sager 
family chorus" in a spirited rendition of "This 
little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine!" 
Art loved to boast that the Sager brothers' 
band, featured throughout New England, was 
always asked to march at the head of the parade. 
With a wink and a nod he would quickly add 
that it was "partly" due to the fact that they all 
played trombone! 

Of his high school days and his time at 
Bates College, Arthur often recalled the long 
hours of toil to earn the grade as well as tuition, 
balancing his studies with doing laundry, tending 
teams of horses, and driving the delivery wagon. 
When he was only eighteen, Art won a spot as a 
javelin thrower on the U.S. Olympic team. He 



later recalled with relish his boat trips 
with the team across the Atlantic to 
the 1932 Olympic games in Europe. 
As a javelin thrower, he felt he was 
oddly lucky because entire decks 
were dedicated to the more promi- 
nent training exercises, such as run- 
ning and cycling, but the lowly 
javelin thrower, with no shipboard 
space for training, was able to 
move freely among the rest. Art 
said it was his ticket to many cher- 
ished friendships. 

Art was just as fond of his time 
at home with his wife Berta and their children. 
He often spoke of the "beautiful Sager girls", and 
was infinitely pleased with their wise choice in 
spouses. His eyes would sparkle all the more as 
he'd recount the latest triumph of each talented 
grandchild. And in later years, Art assured that 
it was the inspiration of a beautiful and bright 
Braintree girl named Frieda which delivered 
him from the melancholy of an early retirement. 
Even well into his nineties, Art's enthusiasm for 
his future plans was undiminished. 

For decades, his direction of the boys' glee 
club was renowned. "Up! Up!" the maestro 
would shout with fists clenched. His verve 
infused every voice, every lyric. "Brothers in 
song, sing on! No man is an island! His truth is 
marching on!" Fittingly, as John Tarbell '62 
recalled recently, the lyrics of a favorite vesper 
hymn describe this time best. "Now the day is 
over. As shadows of the evening steal across the 
sky, a new dawn wakens" for our revered pal. 
Now Arthur Sager belongs to the Ages. And as 
his Creator bids him "Welcome Home", those 
who knew Art can find solace in the example of 
his life, and in the thought of the immortality he 
has gained. He will always be the embodiment of 
the spirit of the Academy — "Non Sibi, Sed 
Aliis" — not for self, but for others. 

That little light you sang about in your 
childhood, that little light of yours, Art, still 
illuminates our lives. Thank you old friend, 
maestro and mentor. Goodbye, Mister Chips. 
God bless you. From all your boys, Arthur 
Woodbury Sager - goodbye. 




"Those who knew Art 
can find solace in the 
example of his life. He 
will always be the 
embodiment of the spirit 
of the Academy — "Non 
Sibi, Sed Aliis" —not for 
self, but for others/ 






The Archon — Spring 2000 1 5 



Author Dinesh D'Souza Visits Campus 



As one of many acclaimed speakers who 
have visited GDA this year, writer 
Dinesh D'Souza was on campus for 
wo days last January, holding a workshop for 
faculty on issues of racism meeting with a 
number of students and faculty for dinner in the 
Mansion House, and speaking to students at a 
Convocation the next day. 

Author of best-selling books Illiberal 
Education and The End of Racism, Mr. D'Souza 
has emerged as one of die most controversial 



thinkers dealing with issues of race, sex, and aca- 
demic standards in higher education. His recent 
debates and lectures on those subjects at some of 
America's finest colleges and schools have met 
with superlative reviews. 

Senior domestic policy analyst at the 
White House during the Reagan adiiiinistra- 
tion from 1987 to 1988, D'Souza is currently 
the John M. Olin Fellow at the American 
Enterprise Institute. His studies at this 
Washington, DC. think tank include affirmative 



action, cultural issues and politics, higher educa- 
tion, religion and public policy, and social and 
individual responsibility. 

D'Souza is working on a new book, Tlie 
Moral Conundmm of Success, that explores the 
social and moral consequences of the new 
wealth in America. He is also studying what dis- 
tinguishes western civilization from other cul- 
tures, and why the American idea has become 
so irresistible to immigrants and to people 
around the wodd. 



'New 

Conservatism 5 

Outlined 

Governor Dummer 
Academy Speaker Is Author 
of Two Books 

By Karleen Kozaczka, Daily News staff 
Reprinted by permission ofTlie Daily News of 
Newburyport, MA. 
January 21, 2000 

Dinesh D'Souza described his definition of 
"new conservatism" or aversion to affirmative 
action and an embrace of the new American 
economy, to the students and faculty of Governor 
Dummer Academy yesterday morning. 

The author of the best-selling books 
Illiberal Education and Tlie End of Racism, 
D'Souza began his speech at the academy's 
chapel with a story of a debate he participated 
in with Rev. Jesse Jackson at Stanford 
University a couple of years ago. 

"The debate was whether America was 
a racist society," Dinesh said. "Jesse Jackson 
said, 'Of course America is racist, look at 
O.J. Simpson, Rodney King, look at Texaco 
and Denny's.' 

"I said, 'Look, I don't deny we have 
racism in America. But show me a racism that 
is potent enough to prevent me or my chil- 
dren or anyone else from going to college, or 
starting a business, or voting. Show me how 
racism prevents me from attaining the 
American dream,'" D'Souza said. 

I /Souza began to form his views as an 
undergraduate at Dartmouth College. Born 



"I don't deny we have racism in America. But 
show me ... how racism prevents me from 
attaining the American dream," D'Souza said. 



and raised in Bombay, India, he became inter- 
ested in politics and Ronald Reagan's "very 
radical" views in 1979, he said. 

"Reagan was saying shrink the size of 
the government. Let the free economy take 
over," he said. "John F. Kennedy encouraged 
public service . . . Reagan challenged that. 
He said, 'Who is the public servant? 
Bureaucrats. And what does a bureaucrat do 
all day? Nothing. The guy who really does 
things is an entrepreneur.'" 

American society has shifted to reflect this 
view, he said. "The cultural ideal now is Bill 
Gates, not Bill Clinton," he said. "There is an 
enormous amount of wealth being created, but 
also enormous inequality ... I am in favor of a 
hierarchy, if it is based on achievement. This 
distinction of merit is in the middle of the race 
debate," he added. 

For example, he said, 10 percent of the 
population is African-American. 75 percent 
of the National Basketball Association is 
African American. 

"I've never heard anyone say we need 
affirmative action in basketball for Koreans or 
Jews. I assume it's because it's not favoritism 
that has caused that result. Inequality based on 



merit is better. Here is the paradox of the race 
debate," he said. 

D'Souza has thought about the possi- 
bility that he was accepted to Dartmouth 
based on his race. 

"It makes me feel a little ashamed," he 
said. "Let's say we lower the basketball net for 
Michael Jordan. You could say because of slav- 
ery, racism, Jim Crow laws, let's give him a 
break. Who would be most upset about it? 
Michael Jordan." 

The better use of resources for affirmative 
action would be to create opportunities for 
children, he said. 

"Put it into early childhood develop- 
ment, reform public schools, introduce a 
level of competition in schools to try to 
make sure young people have the same 
opportunities," he said. 

The "race debate," D'Souza said, does not 
involve white people or even immigrants. 

"The new immigrants, from Asia, Africa, 
Latin Anerica, tend to seek opportunity here. 
There is a clash of immigrant perspective and 
indigenous minorities, Native American and 
African-American," D'Souza said. 

In many cases, immigrants move to inner 



1 C) The Archon — Spring 2000 



cities in America and within a decade have 
"moved up," D'Souza said. 

"In a decade, their daughters are valedic- 
torians, they've gone to grad school, they've 
started a business. It's a puzzle for the academ- 
ics because those immigrants are not white. Jesse 
Jackson said it was easy for the old immigrants, 
Irish, Jewish, because they were white. But that's 
not true for the new immigrants," he said. 

The reason for the success of immigrants is 
that they forged a sense of community, he said. 

"When the Jews could not get into law 
firms, they said, 'OK, let's make our own...' 
There's a tremendous emphasis on building up 
the community That's why you have, for 
example, the Pakistani cab company," and 
Korean-owned businesses, he said. 

Civil rights leaders are misdirecting their 
efforts and impeding their mission, he said. 

He referred to a demonstration on the 
Mall in Washington, D.C. a few months ago 
where civil rights leaders called for the creation 
of 300,000 new jobs. 

"Jobs are high-tech. Jobs now are in a 
new economy. The old strategy of going to 
the government and demanding jobs — it 
makes no sense." 

Civil rights leaders use the fear of the 
media to their advantage, he said. He used the 
example of a group who announced that cer- 
tain television networks were not displaying 
enough minorities in their sitcoms. The civil 
rights group would not release the names of 
the networks for six months, he said. 

"Meanwhile they lobbied the networks 
by using the fear of bad publicity," he said. 
"They know they have a deadly weapon that 
they can use against them." 

During a question and answer period, a 
faculty member referred to recent incidents of 
racist graffiti found on campus and asked 
D'Souza what he would do if he were a mem- 
ber of the Academy's community. 

"What I would not do is hire more 
(minority) faculty members. I would not 
change the curriculum. I would not subject 
students to sensitivity training. I would not 
hold diversity workshops," he said. 

"That's what's wrong with the race 
debate — a lot of people camouflage their real 
views. How can that be healthy in a liberal 
community?" he asked. 

"Martin Luther King said ultimately 
every man must write with his own hand the 
charter of his Emancipation Proclamation," 
D'Souza said. "What we do with our freedom, 
how we write the script of our lives, this ulti- 
mately is up to us." 




Faculty Response 

Humpty Dumpty in Byfield 

Reagan advisor and apologist, Dinesh D'Souza met with us teachers in Frost 
Old Library the day we returned from our exam reading period. He spoke elo- 
quently and provocatively. He spoke about the topic that is also the title of his 
book, Tlte End of Racism. D'Souza controls the terms and the terminology of any 
conversation. He calmly answers all questions and objections with a vivid anec- 
dote or an indisputable statistic. 

D'Souza operates a sociological shell game. Now you see the IQ scores 
and SAT scores of African Americans contrasted with Asian Americans. What does 
it mean? Now you have his report of debating with Jesse Jackson and silencing 
Jackson on the questions of racism. What could that mean? Now you have the 
Reaganomic trump card: Have you ever been prevented from earning a living 
because you are black? Thus, he demonstrates the end of racism while implying 
that if Black America spent less time protesting and more time earning their way 
into the meritocracy all would be sweetness and 401Ks. 

D'Souza is Humpty Dumpty confidently serving the White King in a 
Looking Glass world. We teachers are Alice compassionately serving Youth in their 
growth in a dangerous, non-bulletproof world. Could Mr.D'Souza have spoken to 
the marchers in Manhattan on Saturday February 26th, 2000? Amadou Diallo 
might not have been prevented from earning a living because he was black, but he 
is surely dead because he was black. I suspect that the end of racism means not the 
termination of hate but the purpose of hate. Keep those black people out. The one 
percent of the people who control 98 percent of the resources and wealth is not 
the meritocracy. WE. B. Dubois' legacy of protest belongs to all of us in the 98 per- 
cent. I will not give up my right to protest, Mr.D'Souza. 

Remember that Humpty Dumpty scorns Alice and tells her: "When I use 
a word, it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less." The 
provocative egghead makes numbers mean whatever he chooses too. D'Souza's 
glorification of the American economy and meritocracy is not debatable. I am left 
muttering with Alice: "Of all the unsatisfactory people I ever met..." Alice does 
not finish her sentence because a loud crash echoes through the forest. 



— Paul Wann, English 



Student Response 



I was extremely offended by what Mr. D'Souza had to say. He claimed to be 
addressing the issue of affirmative action yet he didn't give a clear, accurate defi- 
nition of the practice. He emphasized affirmative action as it pertains to Blacks and 
Hispanics but he is neither Black nor Hispanic. As a Black Latina, I was annoyed 
that this man felt that he could use Ivy League credentials, a clean-cut appearance, 
and statistics that had no bearing on affirmative action to promote stereotypes. I 
hope that people will not accept his preachings as truth simply because he's dark, 
well-spoken and stands at a podium. Education and skin tone are not a curtain for 
prejudice. This man was the most book-smart, racially and culturally ignorant, 
prejudiced man I have ever met. 

— Natalia Averett '00 

The Archon — Spring 2000 17 



Faculty Enrichment: Touring the O 






By David Gc 



In 1995, a faculty enrichment program 
was begun at GDA with a grant of $50,000 



from the E.E. Ford Foundation. Originally 



designated as a three-year seed grant, the funds 
are now upheld by the Board of Trustees in 
the annual budget, as a statement of support 
for the hard work of teachers. 

Four grants of S4600 are awarded annu- 
ally, through a faculty committee, to allow 
full-time classroom teachers with at least eight 
years of service at GDA to renew themselves 
with an experience of their choice during the 
summer or school vacations. 

Recipients of grants for 2000 include: 
Math teacher David Van Ness for travel to 
Tuscany and the region around Florence, in 
part to learn more about Leonardo DaVinci 
and Galileos study of applied mathematics; 
history teacher and tennis coach Perry Nelson 
for a March vacation on the Caribbean island 
of St. John and a visit to London and 
Wimbledon in the summer; and Latin teacher 
Jeff Kelly '85 for a seven-day cruise along the 
Alaskan coast with his family in June. 

Part of the requirement for use of the 
grant is that the faculty member share her or his 
experience with the rest of the school com- 
munity. I report of math teacher 1 )ave 

Aland in the summer ot 1999. 
1 8 The Archon — Spring 20H0 







elands of Orkney, lying off the 
extreme northeast tip of Scotland's : 
are home to the best accumulation 
lochs in Scotland. There are individual waters 
elsewhere which may compare favorably with 
the Orcadian lochs, but what makes Orkney' 



their lochs offer the ultimate trout fisherman's 
paradise. The islands have become, and 
remain, the most popular trout fishing resort 
in the United Kingdom. Every year hordes of 
anelers arrive to enioy the unrivalled quality 



of trout fishing, and still there is room enough 
and to spare for everyone. Those that leave dis- 
appointed are generally those that fail to fol- 
low the advice of locals or take advantage of 
some of the publications available. 

From a central point where we rented a 
small, self-catering, one-bedroom apartment, 
the Orkneys' five best and most popular 
waters, all within ten minutes by car, are acces- 
sible to any angler, locals and visitors, for per- 
mits and licenses are not required. Freedom is 
the hallmark of Orkney trout fishing. There 
are no queues, no timetables, no starting or 
stopping times, no whistles or klaxons, no 




"Come in Number 7, your time is up!" One 
can relax and enjoy, for as long as one wants or 
can, for it all belongs to you. 

The Orcadians, whose waters these are by 
historical agreement with their mainland 
Scottish countrymen, ask only that you respect 
the environment, the ethic of most catch-and- 
release fly-fishers the world over. They encour- 
age you to take home a brace or two offish for 
a meal, but the wholesale slaughter of their 
beautiful brown trout would be considered 
quite boorish. It is suggested that you join the 
Orkney Trout Fishing Association for 15 
pounds, a pittance compared to what is 
charged to fish on the mainland, never mind 
what it costs on the mainland to hire a local 
guide, called a gillie. 

Orkney trout are true wild brown trout; 
there are no introduced species such as rain- 
bow or brook trout. Neither are there course 
fish species, apart from eels, stone loch, and 
stickle-backs, so that when Nature sets the 
table only trout come to feed. The singular 
rule of the Orkney Trout Fishing Association, 
the official custodian of this rich resource, is 
"Do not disturb." It is a trout-fishing paradise. 
While fishing about the Orkneys, one should 
always ask permission to park on farmlands, to 
cross fields or open fence gates, and always to 
close any gates that you have passed through. 

There is no fishing in Orkney other than 
fly-fishing, mostly traditional loch-style, from 
boats. Boat hire is widely available on the major 



waters, and occasionally available on the lesser 
lochs. Wading is also popular, particularly early 
and late in the season. Some lochs are better 
wading prospects than others. Advice on specif- 
ic waters is included in the publication Trout 
Fishing Guide to Orkney. My fishing experience 
there was totally of the wading type. 

I first waded in one morning when, driv- 
ing around a loch, Janice and I spotted a fly- 
fisher wading close to shore. I got out my rod 
and slowly worked my way towards him. He 
was catching fish, big fish. I figured: big fish, big 
flies. But I hadn't seen a strike with my rather 
large # 8 streamers or #10 dry flies, so I 
showed him my flies and asked which one I 
should use, for it is considered quite rude to 
ask another fisherman what he is using. Once 
he stopped laughing, he suggested that I go to 
the local fly shop in Stromnes. The local fly 
shop owner was most gracious and accommo- 
dating; she told me what flies the fish were hit- 
ting and where and when to fish. Armed with 
some small #14 and #16 wet flies, with names 
such as Hutch's Pennell, Zulu, Golden Olive 
Bumble, and Silver Invicta, I went back to the 
nearest loch, guaranteed by the lady that these 
flies would catch fish if my presentation was 
any good. For the rest of my stay in the 
Orkneys, I had some wonderful fly-fishing. 

Catching and releasing those beautiful 
brown trout was only one of many highlights 
of our trip. While Orkney is a fisherman's par- 
adise, Janice and I had hoped to enjoy the 



whole island experience, with fishing just part 
of the entertainment. Janice visited a local 
Celtic music group, The Orkney Strathspey 
and Reel Society, playing each week in 
Kirkwall, the country capital. Having brought 
her tin whistle and mountain dulcimer, she 
was quickly invited to join the group, and 
played all evening with them. The next day 
Janice received a package from the conductor: 
sheet music of all the tunes that they had 
played together that evening. She was treated 
as if she had been a local for years. My experi- 
ence in the lochs was similarly welcoming. 
Oftentimes locals offered me native advice and 
suggested different fly patterns. Once, a fisher- 
man even gave me half a dozen favorite flies 
that he had hand-tied. 

While there, we took ferries to the vari- 
ous islands, rented bikes, hiked and walked 
along deserted beaches, and enjoyed wonder- 
ful seascapes. Most of the places we visited 
were devoid of tourists. The country has some 
of the best bird preserves, habitats for a myriad 
of fowl. We also visited preserved archaeologi- 
cal sites, including 5,000-year-old Neolithic 
villages, tombs and stone circles, iron-age 
brochs, Pictish settlements, and the only Viking 
cathedral outside Scandinavia. 

Under the late June summer sun that never 
seemed to set, we found that the only distur- 
bance in this peaceful paradise was birds singing, 
music playing, and my screaming reel. @> 



The Archon — Spring 2000 19 





Fine Arts Chair Chris Stowens 

shares tips of composition in his 

music theory class. 



B\ Kristen Grubbs 



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At GDA, music is a part of school 

lllC, As parr of the academic schedule, there is conflict-free 
time each day for students to participate in musical classes. In 
other words, every student can -choose to sing in a chorus, to 
play an instrument in the orchestra or the ja:z band, to take a 
voice or instrument lesson — all without sacrificing taking 
their favorite history elective or picking up another language. 
From 11:35 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. each day, the halls oi the Frost 
Old Library, the auditorium of Thompson Hall, the echoing 
spaces of Moseley Chapel resound with melody. The hills and 
marshes of Byfield are alive with the sound of music. 

There are many reasons why this is possible. Arts are basic 
in the Mastery Program: visual arts are scheduled during regu- 
lar academic periods, drama is incorporated as part of the 
Afternoon Program, and music classes conflict with no other 
courses in the schedule. This commitment to music allows 
over 200 students — over half of the school— to participate in 
five different choral and instrumental groups. Instrumental 
concerts, recitals, voice conceits, and student-produced 



The Archon — Spring 2000 



"The academic schedule enables 
many of our finest students and 
our greatest athletes to develop a 
commitment to music/' 



"Guild" performances are standing-room-only campus events. 
The Introduction to Fine Arts course, as part of the required 
ninth grade schedule, introduces students to a basic music cur- 
riculum, as well as studio and graphic arts classes. 

The place music has been given in the academic schedule 
enables many of our finest students and our greatest athletes to 
develop — or even begin — a commitment to music. Artists are 
athletes and scholars, and each student can pursue all activities 
to whatever her or his level of ability and interest may be. 

Part of the energy behind this pervasive enthusiasm for 
the arts comes out of the longevity and expertise of a depart- 
ment led since 1978 by Fine Arts Chair Chris Stowens. With 
a bachelor's degree from Colgate University and a master's 
from the New England Conservatory of Music, Stowens brings 
enthusiasm to GDA in many ways. His improvisational piano 
often starts the day at Wednesday Morning Chapel; his elec- 
tronically-enhanced voice may be heard over the loud speaker 
at morning meetings; his intensive direction of music theory 
and electronic music composition classes educate many; and 
his Red Shoes often are seen on the stage directing jazz and 
classical musicians. 

Indeed, Stowens, as an individual, exemplifies the mas- 
tery curriculum. He is devoted to pursuing skills with atten- 
tion and enthusiasm, yet his many interdisciplinary interests 
permeate his activities wherever he is on campus. In conver- 
sations in the hallways or in his electronic classroom, Chris is 
often found exuding excitement about the latest addition to 
his collection of Oaxacan (Mexico) sculpture, or his Buddhist 
perspectives on the world. In fact, he devotes his Monday 
nights every six weeks to offering an interdisciplinary seminar 
on a variety of films and global issues to 35+ students and 
other faculty. 



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By Hannah Cho '00 



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group singing in unison; they seemed to be one powerful 
voice. Then the chorus — the sopranos, altos, tenors and bass- 
es — sang their different parts, and the harmony was beauti- 
ful. It thrilled my soul and made their unison singing seem 
colorless by comparison. 

Every individual in this community "sings" a different 
part, as together we work for the community. We come from 
various backgrounds and have different personalities and abil- 
ities. Even so, our efforts together can result in a beautiful har- 
mony of contributions. Instead of appreciating this blend, 
however, some of us demand conformity to our own methods 
and procedures. They want everyone to sing their way, not 
realizing that what is important is unity, not uniformity. 

Although this kind of unity can produce limited results, 
nothing is quite as satisfying as to see different individuals, all 
with their own styles, talents, and identities, presenting in 
harmony. 

In our days at GDA, let's not worry if the people next to 
us aren't singing our "note." If we're in harmony, we're in the 
same chorus. 

Now go ahead and sing your notes. 



The Archon — Spring 2000 




Some might say Chris Stowens is 
only carrying on a long tradition of 

commitment to music at GDA. Indeed, this year, at Reunion 
2000, he will be taking the baton from recently deceased Art 
Sager (see page 14) to lead the GDA alumni and alumnae in 
their traditional annual concert. 




Certainly, traditions do change and grow, and GDA is proud 
to celebrate the arrival in Byfield this year of choral director Anne 
Connolly Potter. Anne comes to GDA as charter music director 
and conductor for the Cape Ann Symphony Youth Chorus, and is 
executive director for the Massachusetts Music Educators' 
Association and MENC: The National Association of Music 
Education. She has taught all levels K-12, specializing in choral arts 
and instrumental music. Most recently she was director of music at 
Rockpon (MA) Elementary School. 

When meeting Anne, or watching her lead a group of 
singers through a rehearsal or in a performance, her profession- 
al expertise and her passion for the field of music is striking. 
"Music crosses all disciplines," she explains. "I know the kids are 
learning only half of what I am teaching them . . . but the other 
half is going somewhere." The other knowledge will sit on their 
back burners, she imagines, to be drawn upon in the future. 

"Music is just like reading," she says. We have an obliga- 
tion, she will explain, to teach students the literature of 
music — the great choral classics as well as the variety ot inter- 
national works. Studying music well requires time and atten- 
tion to both depth and breadth oi work. It is human nature, 
she explains, "to like what you know I want to teach kids to 
learn to respect music — music of all kinds." 

"Life is sci short," Anne concludes. "The things you 
have r>> work hardest for are the things you remember most. I 
want to share with kid^ the joy ot finding one's voice." 







♦ * 




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I want to share with kids the joy of finding one's voice-" 



—Anne Connolly Potter 












A Long Tradition of Music 



One of Art Sager s truly remarkable 
accomplishments was as conductor of the 

Academy Glee Club. Training himself to a mastery of choral 
music, he was a primary force over a number of spring-times in 
bringing seven schools, four male and three female, 350 or 
more mixed voices, to perform before packed audiences in 
Boston's Symphony Hall. They did such masterworks as Faure's 
Requiem and Handel's Messiah. Following one performance of 
the latter, the music critic for The Boston Herald described the 
event as "extraordinary": "I deplore the use of the word," he 
wrote, "but none other quite fits — terrific!" 



-Jack Ragle , Headmaster Emeritus 



The Archon — Spring 2000 23 





The two figureheads of gda music, chns 

Stowens and Anne Connolly Potter, are fully supported by the 
hard work and devotion of many behind-the scenes mentors 
and instructors. The following talented musicians instruct 
students in private lessons throughout the week. 



Tricia Dunne - flute 
Jack Scuito - guitar/bass 
Nancy Hayes - violin 
Kristen Miller - cello 
Jamie Decato - drums 
Laura LaFlame - piano 
T.S. Baker - voice 
Diana Jacklin - voice 



Above: Nancy Hayes instructs Jessica Watson '01 of Los Angeles, CA on the 
violin. T.S.Baker instincts Mark Lipman '00 of Newburyport, MA in mux, 

Right:Tom Hand '00 of Georgetown, MA, Jessica Rybicki '01 of 
Newburyport, MA and Luanda Boyce '02 of Haines, AK (page 22) 
make music. 



24 The Archon — Spring 2000 



"We, the governing body of 
this great school, were standing 
there awestruck and overwhelmed 
at the sheer beauty of this 
Hallelujah Chorus." 



by Jeff Gordon '6g 

In tile miClSt OI the winter Board of Trustees meeting 
last year, Dan Morgan, the President of the Board, interrupted the 
early Saturday morning proceedings to invite us all to a brief event 
in the Thompson Auditorium. Some of us grabbed our coats; oth- 
ers braved the cold as we walked from our meeting room in the 
French Building to our appointed destination. There was a sense 
of excitement and anticipation in the air; we have never had this 
sort of diversion from our otherwise businesslike board meetings. 

Entering the Thompson Auditorium was itself a virtual 
"time-warp." How often had we been there in our youth for all- 
school meetings, for concerts, for plays, for lectures? The room 
seemed smaller than 1 remembered it, but for this group of twen- 
ty-odd trustees it was capacious. The only lights were focused on 
the stage that was replete with students, all immaculately dressed. 
Young men and women were neatly areanged on risers, and in 
front of them a panoply of musical instruments and their artists, 
and in front of all of them, Chris Stowens, the maestro, looking 
very distinguished in his suit and red sneakers. We were there to 
hear a musical presentation, but why? 

Chris beckoned us to our seats and proceeded to describe to 
us what this dreamlike setting was all about. He presented the 
choral group and the musicians as expressing the culmination of 
long, hard work. None of us sat down; the anticipation was too 
strong. Chris turned to his students, raised his baton, then turned 
back to his audience and said that this entire effort was dedicated 
to Peter Bragdon. Nothing more needed to be said. 

I have heard the Hallelujah Chorus sung in four-part har- 
mony by any number of choral groups, some professional, some 
cathedral choirs, and some on CD. None could have come close 
to the perfection, the power, the pride, and the emotion of the 
Governor Dummer Academy choral group and orchestra on that 
day in Thompson Auditorium. We, the governing body of this 
great school, were standing there like little kids, awestruck and 
overwhelmed at the sheer beauty of what these young people 
were giving to us on that magic day in Febmary. The emotion of 
the moment was palpable and powerful. The tears streaming 
down our faces were proof that we had been transported by this 
seminal event. 

We walked back to the French Building and to our awaiting 
work, drained of emotion, but invigorated with pride in our school, 
in our students, and in the faculty who so lovingly nurture the 
young people we are all here to serve. Chris Stowens is carrying on 
a choral tradition begun by Art Sager and Ben Stone. What a fit- 
ting tribute to two giants of our Old Guard. This gift the trustees 
received from the students that day in Febmary cemented our 
detennination to see to it that Governor Dummer Academy is sec- 
ond to none in the area of the performing arts, and particularly in 
the facilities the program so richly deserves. 







The Archon — Spring 2000 25 



Colored in Poetrv: 



Jenny Reynolds '88 Beyond the Classroom^ 



B\ Kristen Grubbs 



"I love the Internet!" she exclaimed. It wasn't the first thing 
I had thought a professional singer and songwriter to say. But as 
Jenny Reynolds '88 leaned across the table in the Iron Horse 
Music Hall of Northampton, MA, and explained, "Twenty people 
in Seattle own my CD!" She explained that she has never played 
there, or advertised there, or even been there, yet fans of folk 
music are buying her CD off the Internet. 

And justifiably so. In the last couple years, Reynolds' fame 
has spread beyond the confines of her native Boston area. With 
the release of her first full length recording, "Colored in Poetry" 
at Club Passim in the fall of 1998, Reynolds has since earned a 
1999 Boston Music Award 




nomination for Outstanding Debut 
Contemporary Folk Album. Reynolds has long been a student of 
the local Boston music scene, and has also joined a cadre of tal- 
ented and renowned singer-songwriters on the "Respond" CD 
(Signature Sounds). A compilation that includes performers Patty 
Larkin, Juliana Hatfield, Catie Curtis and many other noteworthy 
women musicians, the CD has been sold at Lillith Fair Concerts, 



and was the subject of four articles in Billboard Magazine. 

As noted in Billboard: "As this two-CD collection displays, 
New England's folk scene is experiencing its most fertile period in 
40 years. It is also poignant and empowering in its aim: to raise 
money and awareness for Respond Inc., a nonprofit agency that 
aids women and children victimized by domestic violence in 
Somerville, MA. [This CD affords] exposure to new faces as they 
take their place among rising stars and noted artists from the 
region, all of whom make fine contributions herein." 

Indeed, Reynolds attributes some of her exposure into the 
music scene to those artists on the CD who have mentored her 
into the spotlight. Reynolds explains that the support of artist 
Jennifer Kimball (formerly of The Story) is what convinced the 
owner/booker of the famous Iron Horse Music Hall venue where 
we were meeting one snowy evening last winter, to invite her 
back for another show. 

This January night when I arrived at the Iron Horse, I found 
Reynolds down in the 'performer's back stage', a dark, window- 
less, basement, cement room, with rickety chairs and a meager 
bowl of peanuts on an old table. ("This is actually a pretty nice 
space, as they go," Reynolds explained). Reynolds was spending 
the moments before her show with singer Jill Sobule (of "I Kissed 
a Girl" fame). With an unassuming manner, Reynolds thought we 
must have been visitors of Sobule — even though we had arranged 
to meet over the phone. 

I knew from the exuberant tone of her class notes in the 
Arcfion that Jenny's enthusiasm would be infectious, but I didn't 
expect her eyes to be so alive with expression or her music to con- 
vey such strength. She says, "After leaving a dream job teaching 
English at Newton South High School, I have devoted my time 
almost entirely to music . . . Music is my -1 priority right now, and 
I am looking forward to touring the country as long as my bank 
account can stand it." 

One fan explains, "There is something about [Jenny] that 
says, 'Listen to me, I have something to say and you will want to 
hear it.'" Perhaps it is her background as an English teacher; per- 



26 The Archon — Spring 2000 




haps it is that she has a bachelor's degree from Boston 
University and a master's in teaching from Boston College, 
but the message that Jenny's words are educating you — are 
poetry — is immediately clear. Her hit song, "Devotion Street" 
reveals a persona that makes you wonder how autobiographi- 
cal her songs are: 

She is walking down Devotion Street 

She is talking to herself 

as she listens to the waning beat of a subway train . . . 

She has simply too much to do. 

Between the dogs and the weather and Tolstoy to master 

She's simply no time for forever and after. 



Reynolds surprises me when she explains that her first 
musical influences arose from her relationship to GDA chem- 
istry teacher Fontaine Bradley, who is some sort of cousin to 
her. When she was growing up, her extended family would 
gather at a camp in Maine in the summers. Here, she first 
heard Bradley (known today for his contributions to GDA 
music Guilds) playing his guitar. At the age of eight, Reynolds 
remembers trying to get her hands around his guitar strings — 
thus began her love of the instrument. 

When she arrived at GDA as a 14-year-old, she remem- 
bers, Doc. Bradley continued to "nurture that seed inside of 
me, as did everyone at GDA." Reynolds remembers that music 
teacher Chris Stowens "brought my guitar playing out from 
behind closed doors." Soon Reynolds too was playing for 
Guilds and Parents' Weekend performances, and other cam- 
pus events. 

And it wasn't just the music teachers at GDA who influ- 
enced Reynolds. She explains that school counselor Elizabeth 
Ruhl helped her to see that she didn't need to hold on to her 
"adolescent edge", while Mary Ellen Karin taught her on the 
field hockey field "to want to do something really well." 

The impact her teachers had is clear, for Reynolds' efforts 
to take her dedication to music to another level appear to be 
paying off. As the evening wound down at the Iron Horse 
Music Hall, she was stopped on her way out by numerous fans, 
some, she explained, who had kept in touch with her through 
email; one devoted follower who had driven all the way from 
Boston to record her show for his collection of live concerts. 
Keep your ears tuned for this new form of poetry. In fact, 
Reynolds explained, "When I make oodles of money from my 
music, I'm going to give tons of it back to GDA!" 




To discover when you can hear Jenny Reynolds '88 play near you, or to contact her 
by email, visit her website at www.folkzone.com (email prettyok® earthlink.net). 



The Archon — Spring 2000 27 



lass notes 




of later classes who remember her to write, 
and give us information about her last years. 



June 9, 10, 11, 2000 
Reunions: 

Class of 1925 - 75th 
Class of 1930 - 70th 
Class of 1935 - 65th 



PRE- 



'39 



Harold H.Audet '38 

511 Crocker Avenue 

Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3705 

(408) 313-5652 



Hospital visits are getting more and 
more frequent with the "Old Guard", and 
we are not restricting our problems to small 
procedures. Alan Bullwinkle '38 went on 
a six day visit to the National Chest and 
Heart Hospital where he had a quadruple 
by-pass on his heart. The surgery was suc- 
cessful and he is at home and resumed his 
normal activities. 

I received a note from Russ Hamilton 
'27 with a question that I can't answer. Russ 
wants to know who is the oldest graduate 
who is still active. He is 89 and believes that 
Jim Gardiner '23 is age 93. Any records I 
have do not include the members' dates of 
birth. It is true that Jim is the senior member 
of the GDA Alumni/ae Association. 

John English '28 has sent me a long 
letter recounting the reunion two years ago 
in June. He was pleased with the excellent 
turnout by members of older classes. 
However, he was not happy with the rotten 
weather Crain) that they had over the 
weekend. Jim Gardiner '23 was there for 
his 75th, but did not drive his 1958 Cadillac 
up from New York. It was out of commis- 
sion and he was reduced to driving a late 

28 I he Archon — Spring 2000 



model rental car for the weekend. John is 
planning to attend his 75th reunion in June 
2003. I hope that I will be able to make a 
direct report of the reunion three years from 
now as it will be the 65th for my class. 

Last spring Stan Levin '32 and his wife 
Elderhosteled, going on a large trip through 
Burgundy, France. Stan reports that they had 
a wonderful trip, but regrets that he is no 
longer able to ski or climb mountains. 

Tom Nathan '36 has retired from the 
retail lumber business, but in his note he did 
not detail his current volunteer activities. 
Tom has two sons and four grandchildren. 
Clark Neily '37 continues to be active in 
the management of Gorham, Maine, where 
he is a member of the Town Planning Board. 
I assume that in Maine the position is as dif- 
ficult as in Pacific Grove, where they get a lot 
of guff from the voters no matter what 
action they take. For recreation Clark plays in 
duplicate bridge tournaments and has an 
orchard of twenty-six trees. I can't compete 
with him as I have only three dwarf lemon 
trees. This year the crop has been poor 
because of the lack of rain. Things will be 
worse in a month or two as we expect to go 
on water rationing again. 

In my last class letter I wrote a short 
paragraph about Ambrose House and Mrs. 
Carrie Ambrose. Clark Neily '37 and Alan 
Bullwinkle '38 have sent me personal 
memories of Mrs. Ambrose. Jack Bell '38 
has also sent a copy of the page of the 1 936 
Milestone that contained the dedication to 
her. She was definitely still alive when my 
class graduated in June 1 938 and we believe 
that she was approximately 80 years old at 
that time. This note is an appeal to members 



'39 



Donald W. Stockwell 

39 Country Hill 

Brattleboro, VT 05301 

(802) 254-5504 



Art Sager's recent passing was a sad loss 
not only for his family but for those mem- 
bers of the classes who fondly remember 
him during his many years at GDA. Those 
of us who had a close association with Art 
as director of the Alumni Glee Club con- 
certs will long cherish his leadership at the 
annual reunions. 

A phone call from John Koslowski ear- 
lier this year brought me up to date on his activ- 
ities which, unfortunately, due to health prob- 
lems, have slowed him down. Parkinson's disease, 
eye and back problems seem to be the main 
culprits. However, he is still actively involved 
with his 14 indoor tennis courts in Winchester, 
MA. We look for better days ahead, Kos. 

Although Jack Dunlap requires 
oxygen due to emphysema he is not slowing 
down. His wife prevailed upon him to do 
some more travelling and they have recently 
purchased a RV Although he refuses to park 
it closer than three miles from his home he 
hopes to get up enough courage to head for 
North Carolina to visit his son and family in 
March. If this is successful and he doesn't put 
too many dents in this house on wheels he 
thinks he will have the courage to head to 
Seattle in April. Stay tuned to details of his 
adventures in the next Archon. 

Although I didn't hear from John Klotz 
for this issue of the Archon, Tom Tenney 
thinks John has lost it. Whatever he said about 
Tom's house in Ponte Vedra, it is just a normal 
abode. In fact Tom joins me in agreeing John 
is a fun guy who never tires from travelling 
the world and enjoying the finer things of 
life. In fact, there is a report circulating around 
that John broke a few ribs chasing a young 
lass on a fishing trip. Mind you, that's from an 
unnamed source. Tom reports all is well but 
also states nothing works well. 

Heard from Hank Payson who remi- 
nisces about meeting a select group of 39ers 
at our 60th reunion. He also expounded on 
what a beautiful school GDA has become 
since the dark ages of our presence. Nothing 



further from Henry as to his duties as social 
director at his senior residence in Portland, 
ME but we'll bet he's got his fellow resi- 
dents jumping. 

Ed Noyes is living the best of both 
worlds. Winter in South Carolina and 
summer in New England. Although the 
threat of hurricanes is prevalent it is offset by 
year long golf. What a way to go! John 
Gannett is busy signing papers and 
approving what many lawyers and accoun- 
tants say I should do to close my company 
and keep peace with many IRS's. He has 
been busy this past year dissolving the family 
corporation but has found time to spend 
with the local Coast Guard Auxiliary. 
Although he says we should all join, the 
threat of seasickness counts me out. 

Although Phil Simpson refuses to give 
me his Florida address for the fear that I 
would move in with him for the winter, he 
opened his door wide for Alice and me this 
past fall for a most memorable weekend at 
his home in Winthrop, ME. He and Sue 
treated us to three full days of sightseeing, 
gourmet food and exotic libation. Their hos- 
pitality was beyond description. In fact he 
even insisted on changing his own flat tire 
(although I confess I kept at a safe distance). 

Alice and I have weathered another 
winter in the north country. After an early 
period of unseasonable weather, cold tempera- 
tures and a fair amount of snow finally arrived 
which was a blessing to the local economy. 
We've decided to head once again to the 
Mediterranean for a couple of weeks in April 
where we'll relax and enjoy the cultures of 
Spain. Following that we will return to the 
sedentary life with hopefully a return to Byfield 
in June for our 61st. How about joining us? 



'40 



William H. Torrey 

112 Fire Island Avenue 

Babylon, NY 11702 

(516) 669-4339 

pj torrey 2 1 @aol.com 



60th Class Reunion 

June 9, 10, 11, 2000 



I've just received the letter from 
Headmaster John Doggett, Jr. reporting the 
death of Art Sager. All who knew Art have 
many fond and lasting memories of "The 
Bull." I'm sure our class of '40 was special to 
him as he was to us at GDA. I'm enjoying 



my family and three grandchildren but am 
restricted by spinal synopsis from any exten- 
sive activity (limited walking). Otherwise, 
everything is okay. If possible, I hope to make 
it to our 60th reunion. My wife Joy is 
insisting we go. 

Dave Gearhart is now a trustee emer- 
itus for the Gunston Day School. He has 
considered a retirement community but pro- 
crastinates — too many old people. Bob 
Little and Jeanne find the transition from 
having to accomplish so much to now 
cleaning up and organizing an accumulation 
of their past experiences is a different format. 
They are also planning a trip this year which 
is to include our 60th reunion. Bob is 
hoping that our classmates and others we 
knew will attend. They are looking forward 
to seeing everyone in June. 

Norm Quint has been quite inactive 
for the last six months with hip removal. He 
developed a clot in one leg so now has to 
wait until mid March for an operation. He 
enjoyed the last issue of Archon and wishes 
the new Head Man and family the best of 
GDA life. Said to say hello to Sandy Young. 
Sandy finds it is hard to believe he has three 
grandchildren in college and one a junior in 
prep school. He was off to Pebble Beach for 
the U.S. Open. He and his wife work for 
U.S.G.A. and play as well. He sends his best 
wishes to all of our classmates. 

Bill Little rented a cottage at Plum 
Island for six months last year and had family 
in San Francisco and Germany. His son, 
Christopher, was in Newbury and was 
almost a daily visitor. Real estate prices make 
Texas look inexpensive to say the least. Bill 
hopes to visit Plum Island again this year. 

Al Hutchinson joins all of us in Class 
of '40 in mourning the death of Art Sager. 
Of all the coaches he had in track and foot- 
ball, Art Sager rates one of the best: knowl- 
edgeable about sports and knew how to 
motivate people. But Al says that's to be 
expected from someone from Maine. Al's 
latest undertaking as co-chairman with his 
wife is being on a committee writing the 
history ofWaterboro, ME. Nothing in depth 
has been done as much of the material was 
burned in the '41 fire plus the fact the old- 
timers have gone, but it keeps them busy 
until sapping time. 

George Stobie reports "Old Man Sto- 
bie" won the low net in Kirwan Island Men's 
Seniors Golf Association Championship. 
The guy who won gross was 83 and shot an 
83. George is happy where he is where he 
and his wife Patricia play lots of tennis. 



Patricia travels in England, New Zealand, 
Australia, etc. George stays home — someone 
has to take care of the cat after all. He wel- 
comes anyone in the class for a visit anytime 
and sends his best regards to all. 

Ben Wright writes he and is wife are 
in good health and he continues to be active 
in the skating world, but now is back at the 
local levels with vicarious sojourns at major 
events as spectators. He is currently secretary 
of the Skating Club of Boston which entails 
a certain amount of paperwork and time. 
The club is hosting the 2001 National 
Championships in figure skating which is a 
major undertaking. His athletic activities are 
winding down but he has become involved 
in working on a family tree via the Internet 
and really enjoys that activity. 

Jim Dodge right now is hiding under 
the covers to keep warm but plans to go to 
Scottsdale in late February for a little golf 
tune up. Dap Will was amazed to receive an 
invitation from the current GDA hockey 
coach asking if he would be interested in 
playing as an alumni participant against the 
GDA hockey players. He thought for a 
minute and after due consideration decided 
the time was not ripe. The coach was clever 
enough not to state the skill level and Dap is 
wondering if it would be the varsity, the 
jayvees, or the women. It made him wonder 
where he had put his CCM Kangaroo hide 
carefully purchased at the WH. Brine 
Sporting Goods Emporium in Boston over 
50 years ago. He decided not to respond to 
the invitation. He's hoping the rest of his 
classmates attended the match. He has found 
curling to be a civilized activity for the 
winter in the Northeast for those not 
trekking to the Southland. He's hoping to be 
at the reunion. 



'41 



R.A. Little 

146 Fincks Basin Road 

Little Falls, NY 13365 

(315) 823-1662 



Neal Cox attended a Rotary 
International Conference in Singapore last 
spring. He also visited Thailand and rode an 
elephant — a wonderful part of the world, 
little known by most of us. He hopes to 
attend a convention in Bueno Aires in May 
of this year. 

John Hastings says at his age "no news 
is good news." Jim Monroe reports, "Our 
life is in some kind of a rut! Winter in Palm 
Desert and remainder in Cincinnati or trav- 



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eling - not too bad a routine. Our four chil- 
dren and seven grandchildren are scattered, so 
keeping in touch takes planning. A problem 
common to many of our generation." 

Sam Robbins says, "We are preparing 
a show to travel around the country called 
"Looking Thru the Plass" — (rediscovered 
works under Plass, 1862-1962.) Starts 
September 2001 from Danforth Art 
Museum, Framingham, MA. Still working — 
hope to do so until age 90+, then retire and 
enjoy my old age." 

George Siganos is retired in New 
Hampshire. He says it gets very interesting 
during election time. According to Senator 
McCain, he wanted to join the Marines 
when he graduated from the Academy but 
they would not have him when they 
learned his parents were married! Lesson: 
Marines are "special." 



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Seward E. Pomeroy 

29 Berwick Lane 

Worcester, MA 01602 

(508) 752-7469 



A letter came to me in January from 
Richard Dole '77 in Charlotte, NC 
sending us the news of the death of his 
father, Winston R. Dole on December 8 
last fall. Win was in a couple of classes with 
me when we were at school. We were both 
on the soccer squad. Beyond that we barely 
knew one another. We returned for our 50th 
Reunion in 1992, and there we renewed a 
friendship that has grown through the years 
since. We talked on the phone, and during 
my eight years writing our Class Notes,Win 
has appeared in eight of the issues including 
this one. In one of my early requests to the 
class I asked everyone to tell about their 
favorite vacation spot... somewhere they 
love to go and relax. While most of us wrote 
about a geographical place, Win wrote that 
his was not that kind of a location, but more 
a state of mind aloft in the clouds and 
thermal winds in his sail-plane. Win called 
me several times to fly with him, but 
somehow this didn't work out, and I'm 
sorry about that now. Win's life was unique 
from the day he entered the Air Force 
during World War II, flying B-17 and B-25 
bombers and completing 27 years at his 
retirement in 1969 with the rank of Lt. 

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Colonel. This is when he took up flying 
sailplanes so he would still be connected 
with a life in the sky that he so loved. His 
friends, of which he had many, gave him a 
50th anniversary banquet celebrating the 
date of his obtaining his wings in the Air 
Force in 1945. This was followed by what 
was surely one of his great thrills, flying 
again in the pilot's seat at the controls of an 
old B-17 fifty years later in 1996. Win, who 
was born in April 1922, was a steady corre- 
spondent for our Class Notes. I will miss 
hearing from him, and particularly miss 
seeing him for our 60th. He lived in 
Merrimac, a short distance from school. He 
is survived by his son, Rick, and his 
daughter, Nancy Nason of Marietta, GA. 
Also surviving him is his sister, Meredith 
Myserian of Lynnfield, MA, and five grand- 
children. On behalf of our class, we extend 
our heart-felt sympathies to all of the mem- 
bers ofWin's family. 

Bill MacMillan says, "After 24 years in 
Alabama we have decided to retire to 
Vermont. Closer to family, closer to friends, 
but to leave the fall-winter-spring climate of 
Alabama in exchange for ice, snow and mud 
will have its drawbacks. None the less, we 
are looking forward to our new retirement." 

Early in January I drove to the Worcester 
suburb of Westborough to see Buster '31 
and Fran Navins. Our conversations cov- 
ered a wide variety of subjects. Fran had some 
funny stories, and Buster is always able to 
conjure amusing anecdotes in great detail, 
pinning things down to hours and days that 
happened decades ago. For me it was a mem- 
orable afternoon with this couple whose 
imprint on Governor Dummer has been so 
great for such a long time. 

We had a card from Steve Houtz 
commenting on his successful visit to the 
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix last July 
18th and 19th. "Absolutely one of my 
favorite venues," writes Steve. "I'm keeping 
busy and making sure to have some fun at 
the same time." Steve and Barbara live in 
San Diego, CA. 

Harry Skinner mailed a card for the 
50th wedding anniversary article which 
appeared in the winter issue of The Archon, 
but the card arrived too late to get in. He 
and Marilyn were married on June 25th, 
1949 in Big Rapids, MI. They had met on a 
date in Ann Arbor. They spent their honey- 



moon at Muscoca Lakes, Ontario and sub- 
sequently lived in two apartments, two 
houses and a condo.They had four children, 
all boys. My next question was unexpected 
and sad. "Unfortunately Marilyn died on 
June 27th, 1999. Getting used to living 
alone after fifty years and two days is tough. 
Fortunately, I have 13 grandchildren and 
many tender loving friends." Those of us 
who were at our 50th will remember 
Marilyn for her wonderful outgoing per- 
sonality and her quick smile. 

Almost thirty typed lines from my 
winter class notes vanished somewhere 
between my typewriter and the final 
printed page. It all came to an abrupt end in 
the middle of my own 50th notes. For the 
record, here is the rest of the winter issue's 
write-up: I wrote to you all that we have 
two boys and one girl, and have lived in 
three homes during our 50 years. We will 
celebrate this spring •with a family party in 
Rhode Island. We are both retired, very busy 
and very happy. I have often said that had I 
known I would be this busy retired, I would 
have stayed working. That's really just a line: 
I wish I had discovered this life 20 years ago. 

The final card which I have (received 
on 50 years of marriage) was actually the 
first one to come in, and one I had not 
expected. It was from Ted Stitt. While Ted's 
fifty years did not fit the parameters of my 
original intentions for this column on a half 
century of marriage, I got a big enough kick 
out ofTed's sense of humor to want to share 
this with you. Across the top of the card (just 
above "Don't By Shy") Ted wrote: "Stu: 50 
years of marriage, BUT four wives!! Ted 
replied to the first question on date of mar- 
riage August 16, 1997 (4th and LAST!). He 
and Joy were married in Wolfeboro, NH. 
They had met at a 1996 reunion at 
Governor Dummer. Joy was there as the 
widow of Ben Towne '45. Between them 
they have four children, three boys and a 
girl. Also nine grandchildren. They spent 
their honeymoon in Nova Scotia and at 
Prince Edward Island in Canada. In 
response to the number of houses he had 
lived in, Ted replied,"Too Many!"Ted didn't 
say what anniversary he was celebrating, but 
it was a "small dinner and a Big Trip!" Both 
he and Joy are retired and are back in 
Florida for the winter." 

Six additional lines from the winter 



issue asked classmates who had not written 
and had reached (or were about to reach) 
their fiftieth anniversary to write in. This still 
goes and we'll print these in a future issue. 
Thanks to all of you who did write. And to 
everyone, have a great summer. 



'44 



Steven K. Kauffman 

137 Jefferson's Hundred 

Williamsburg, VA 23185-8910 

(757) 220-9013 

merlin @widomaker. com 



'43 



Benjamin B. Brewster 

88 Warren Avenue 

Plymouth, MA 02360 

(508) 746-1306 

benbrew@adelphia. net 



First, the sad news. As you probably 
have seen in this issue, Louis Allen died in 
mid January. Murray Monroe sent in a 
fine obit. I seem to remember Louis as one 
of the more dapper members of the class. 
That is purely relative to yours truly, of 
course. Murray is travelling with Sally and 
has also bought a motor boat. 

George Twombly is added to the sail- 
less sailors, too. He took his to Vero Beach 
and enjoyed the trip. He didn't say whether 
they were up to a return tour, but I hope so. 
They have much opportunity to use the 
vessel in Maine during the summer. Bob 
Wadleigh is becoming a bionic man. He has 
had his eyes rejuvenated and sees better than 
he has for 25 years. We hope he likes what 
he sees, particularly in Costa Rica. 

Bob Wood is shingling in Sarasota 
with his new spouse, the ex Beverly Swain. 
We hope the manual labor doesn't ruin his 
swing. Pete Morgan is cruising this 
summer when he isn't showing off his '46 
Ford Convert. He seems to have gotten soft 
and moved up from the Model T. 

I toured South Byfield in a good old 
snow storm last week. I guess that most of 
you could still find your way around the 
campus — at least the milestone is still there. 
The Red Schoolhouse is too, but it has 
wandered off towards the church a bit. By 
"church" I mean the one we walked to each 
Sunday, not the Chapel on campus. To the 
cards and letters bit, add the email at ben- 
brew@adelphia.net to send me your news. 
I'll pass it along to everybody else. Cheers. 



Send it in! 

The next deadline for news is 

August 15. 

Send class notes to skeyes@gda.org 



Wow! What great response to my 
promise not to talk about my trip to 
Australia in detail.Thank you. Unbeknownst 
to me, Sandy, our faithful and enterprising 
notes editor at GDA, published in the 
Winter Archon some excerpts from my 
rambling and unverified email trip reports. 
The only obvious error is that the number 
of steps up and down the Sydney Harbour 
(Aussie/British spelling) Bridge Climb is 
1032, not 200. Beautiful view from there. 

Jack Wellman will move into a new 
house (House that Jack built! Seriously!) on 
the 28th of February. New address: 119 
Goodson Loop, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, 
(843) 235-0235. He's been busy as his own 
contractor since September! All the outside 
work will keep him busy when clear weather 
arrives and he's not on the golf course. He 
says, "Hi" to Dennis and Von Saltza. 

Snuffy Pearson went quail hunting 
on the winter morning he wrote his post- 
card. No snow; temp 24. He got his limit. 
No news except all are 'well. (That's always 
good news.) George Pollen's modesty is 
unwarranted. He says he has to tell us that 
he is almost completely intimidated by 
some of our classmates reports. "The 
problem is that I have yet to make my first 
million $, have not yet sailed solo around 
the world, have only one wife, three chil- 
dren and seven grandchildren — all won- 
derful, but then, everybody else's are too. 
Anyway, at my age, it is the kids that do the 
interesting things now, e.g. I have an 11- 
year-old granddaughter who is almost per- 
fect from the three point line, (I can no 
longer throw it that far — if I ever could) 
and sports a great left handed lay-up!" 
(Maybe GDA should recruit her.) 

Warren Perkins came through with 
this: "It is a rainy, cold day so I feel it is 
about time that I told you what is going 
on in my life. After a by-pass several years 
ago, I have been enjoying fairly good 
health and have been active, mainly due to 
strictly adhering to a no fat, low choles- 
terol diet plus daily exercise and swim- 
ming at the localYMCA. I intend to shoot 
the lab technician that discovers that ribs 
or BBQ sausages are good for coronary 
disease. My wife and I have been taking 
advantage of our health to do some trav- 



eling, especially to escape Houston sum- 
mers. Our major trips the last few years 
were a five week motor vacation with 
friends through Scotland, Ireland, England, 
including a stay in London, and a trip to 
Finland, Moscow, and St. Petersburg. Tell 
Ben Pearson that on a cruise to Tahiti 
and Hawaii, I had a day of fly fishing for 
bone fish at Christmas Island. I also have 
been increasing my skill wade/fly fishing 
for redfish and speckled trout along the 
Texas coast, and have munificently taken 
my wife on several trips to a fishing camp 
in Baja, Mexico (she always catches more 
mahi-mahi than I) . This February we are 
heading to an old favorite Mexican colo- 
nial town of ours, San Miguel de Allende, 
and then to the remote mountain towns of 
El Rosario and Angangueo to see the 
winter home and migration of the 
monarch butterflies. I guess I have rambled 
along enough." 

Heard from Dave Ambrose. He says, 
"Much nicer here today at Cape Cod. We 
had a lot of arctic weather recently but a 
balmy 25 degrees today. We visited 
Williamsburg about five years ago in 
February, which was quite pleasant. I am 
retired but keep active maintaining two 
rental houses on Fisher Beach, as well as 
our house nearby. 

Malcolm Von Saltza is moving into 
a new house in an adjoining town in June, 
if all goes as planned. He's getting out of 
the real estate business soon. He's enjoying 
his four children and three grandchildren; 
all except one are in Maine where he is. 
He's looking forward to spending more 
time on forestry and some creative projects. 
He says, "The world seems to be changing 
at increasing speed. Hope man can handle 
it." (Don't we all?) 

Frank Skirball has completely recov- 
ered from triple by-pass surgery in October 
'98 and is healthy and wise, but not wealthy. 
He still works part-time in customer service 
for Office Depot, gives piano lessons to the 
nine-year daughter of a friend, and occa- 
sionally takes time off to travel using his 
American Airlines retiree passes. 

Len Plavin's wife, Marcy, teaches at 
Bates College. They have three children, "All 
brilliant, contributing, successful members of 
society in NJ, CT, and MD." Len has five 
grandchildren, all boys. He serves on several 
boards, arts, library, Holocaust Human 
Rights Center of Maine, etc. He plays golf 
"with diminishing ability" — used to be a 
seven and now a seventeen (I'd settle for that) 

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and struggling. He stopped skiing last year 
after surgery. He still works a little. Len also 
made a comment about the "relatively low" 
percentage of our class that contributes to 
GDA and says it "should improve." 

Sam Waugh and Sally, his wife, report 
that life is great. They are still working 
taking people all over the world, mostly on 
ships. (Maybe we should organize a Class 
Cruise — or an Old Fuds Cruise. Any 
interest?) They were amazed last summer to 
see the growth, when they stopped by GDA 
for a look at the campus. Andy Brillhart 
spent three weeks in a "Smoke-Free 
Hospital." (Doesn't say what was wrong, if 
anything.) But he does say that he quit 
smoking, "which I started at GDA 56 years 
ago!" He has recovered and is wintering in 
South Texas with his wife, Sally. 

Good on yah, Mates. 



'46 



George E. Duffy 

2332 Chrysanthemum Street 

Tucson, AZ 85737 

(520) 825-4710 



'45 



Richard A. Cousins 

71 Federal Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

(978) 462-4542 



55th Class Reunion 

June 9, 10, 11, 2000 



Arch Kingsley is enjoying his children 
and grandchildren. Enjoys watching Arch Jr. 
who is a top steeplechase jockey. Two weeks 
ago he won three stakes races in one day — 
don't believe that's ever been done before in 
steeplechasing. One was 150,000 Breeders 
Cup Grand National. 

A postcard from Frank Hinckley 
dated February 1 reports, "I took my son, 
daughter and grandson to Disney World last 
week. Very cold and hectic. Sorry about Art 
Sager." Warren Furth writes "Margaret and 
I have just returned from a fascinating trip to 
Bombay, New Delhi, and through 
Rajasthan, India. We plan to come to the 
55th reunion." (Any spelling errors in the 
report are mine, not Warren's.) 

Brad Roberts reports, "I have gone 
back to work, but Chickie and I will be back 
for the 55th reunion. I am on contract as 
marketing director for the University of 
Nevada, Reno, and am having a ball. Off to 
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, February 1 , then 
South Byfield." 



My fervent plea to you for a line or two 
drew a limited but welcome response. We'll 
try to do better next time around, won't we? 
For now, here goes: Bob Chamberlain, 
while retired as an insurance agent for 
Northwestern Mutual Life — "The Quiet 
Company" — remains in an active mode. He 
heads for Sanibel Island in March and points 
with justifiable pride to four children and ten 
grandchildren. 

Bill SafFord has recently married since 
we last heard from him and has moved with 
Nita to Jonesboro, GA. Bill's dubbed 
'Grandpa Bill' as, thanks to Nita, he has five 
grandchildren and four great grandchildren. 
Needless to say, he's a busy guy but claims to 
get in a round of senior golf about twice a 
week. 

Bill Silver, the peripatetic one, and 
Marian have returned from a cruise on the 
QE2 from Miami to Los Angeles, through 
the Panama Canal. His future schedule 
includes two lectures on "Forensic 
Dentistry" to the American Academy of 
Forensic Science. 

I'll have a new address as of March 30. 
Val and I are moving around the corner to a 
house which is a bit smaller, but perfect for 
us. A final thought: Art Sager, we miss you — 
your enthusiasm, your compassion, your great 
energy, your many and diverse talents — and 
your friendship. Vaya con Dios, Arturo. 



'47 



Homer Ambrose 

5601 Seminary Road, #2205N 

Falls Church, VA 22041 

(703) 379-8011 

hambrose@erols. com 



Greetings once again from Ol'Virginny. 
As I write, wind chill is minus sixteen and 
snow blankets the ground. A few days ago, 
Marie slipped on the ice resulting in a hair- 
line fracture of the wrist.Yesterday the Army 
applied a short-arm cast, and this morning, 
January 21, she went to work. This evening 
on 20/20, we watched the continuing saga 
of Jim Knott vs. the Feds. This time OSHA 
was after him for failure to comply with 



what appeared to be trumped up safety vio- 
lations. Jim has been in conflict for a 
number of years with the EPA and OSHA, 
and apparently has forced them to back 
down time after time. We wish Jim the very 
best of luck and Godspeed in the pursuit of 
life, liberty, and happiness. 

Jack Deering reports the passing of 
Art Sager, and attended memorial services 
for him at GDA on February 5 with Norm 
Brown. Jack recently talked with Buster 
Navins '31 and reports that Buster is still fit 
and coaching from the sidelines. Dana 
Mayo writes: "We gave birth to the fourth 
edition of Microscale Organic Laboratory in 
December and also to the fifth grandchild 
(fourth granddaughter). We are just back 
from visiting her in Santa Monica and I am 
now hard at work on the second of three 
books that should have a 2000 copyright if I 
hold together. As I told my daughter-in-law, 
giving birth to a complex chemistry text 
(this one took better than 18 months) is 
much worse than producing a baby in nine 
months. It's been a tOugh year. I read about 
Mac Murphy's passing and never realized 
that he was living just 15 miles away. I did 
see him at a recent GDA Portland get- 
together and now just this week I saw in the 
Portland Herald that Art Sager had died. We 
hope to make it to his memorial service in 
February in South Byfield." 

Norm Brown writes: "I'm sitting in 
my den, looking at this keyboard and won- 
dering, "So what's new?" Now I understand 
"writer's block" or rather "news block." Life 
is just so darn nice here in Maine, there's 
nothing to complain about, except an ice 
storm now and then. And there's so much 
good stuff living here that ...well, we really 
don't want to publicize it so much that all 
those 'folks from away' come up and crowd 
our roads, trash our beaches, clog the outlet 
stores, tear up our lakes with those infernal 
Jet-skis, jam up our finest restaurants, and 
litter our woodland trails and wonder, with 
all their jabbering, why they don't see any 
wildlife! They don't pay income taxes; they 
don't pay estate taxes; about all they pay 
'extra' is the sales tax which, in most cases, is 
less than where they're living. But we are 
forgiving and accommodating folk up in 
these parts; to make the trip from 'out there' 
to our back yard more relaxing, this March 
we are commencing a five-year expansion 



32 The Archon — Spring 2000 



project to the Maine Turnpike, creating an 
extra lane (currently two) in each direction. 
If you have a compass that would mean both 
"comin' and goin' ." On a more serious 
note, I know that our class, as well as many 
others, were saddened to learn of the death 
of Arthur "Bull" Sager. He was a dedicated 
man, in the sense that he inspired the stu- 
dent body with his all-encompassing enthu- 
siasm, whether on the field, in the classroom 
or in the dorm. He asked the best of his stu- 
dents and his athletes and gave his best to his 
school in return." 

We mourn the passing of Bill Pierce. 
Lucille, his widow, writes: "I'm sorry to 
have to write you that Bill passed away 
Monday, January 17th. He was ill a long 
time with atherosclerosis and congestive 
heart failure; he had three open-heart 
operations, plus an abdominal aneurysm, a 
carotid artery and stint operation during 
the past 17 years. He was a wonderful hus- 
band and a wonderful father. He had a 
great sense of humor and was always 
pleasant to the very end. I shall miss him." 
Jay Curtis writes: "About time I 
brought people up to date. I retired a year 
and a half ago but am consulting for the next 
three years with the company I retired from. 
So am still quite busy plus have an in-home 
business that is doing quite well. When my 
wife and I find time we do a lot of travelling. 
Been to Australia, New Zealand and last year 
Austria. This year we plan to return to Hong 
Kong and from there on to China. We really 
want to study the Chinese culture and visit 
the Great Wall. During the winter we usually 
go to Colorado two or three times to ski. My 
wife, Kaila, and I took up skiing ten years ago 
and really enjoy the sport. Nothing like it. 
You might think skiing is for young kids. 
Not so. We belong to a club, Over The Hill 
Gang, where I'm just a kid. Just got back 
from skiing with a guy who is 85. Also had 
people 75 who were just learning how to 
ski! Just proves you're only as old as you feel. 
Deeply saddened to hear about Art Sager. He 
certainly gave our class a lot of direction 
along with Buster, Mac, Roy &Tom Mercer. 
Best to all. Anybody wandering through 
Chicago give us a call." 

Peter Sutton reports that PAWS 
Incorporated is under full sail with loads of 
work. John Heyl is recovering from high- 
tech surgery and is doing well. 

For three score and ten years, Art Sager, 
who passed away January 17, epitomized 
everything that was good and great at 
Governor Dummer Academy. Always an 




'48ers David Ellsworth, Bill Lindquist, Bob Hill, Phil Gemmer, and Ken Bruce 



inspiration to those around him, he will be 
sorely missed. The Class of '47 extends sin- 
cere condolences to Art's widow, Frieda. 

That's 30 for now. Stay trim. Live well. 
Best love to all. 



'48 



Robert C. Hill 

143 Hickory Lane 

Naugatuck, CT 06770-1724 

(203) 729-7604 

rohill5@}iotmail. com 



William Quattrocchi writes: "My 
wife, Portia, and I bought a lovely home here 
in Defray Beach, FL after renting here for 
five years. We finally decided this is where we 
want to be after having looked in Maine, 
Connecticut, Arizona, California and 
Bermuda. We are on a lake in a gated com- 
munity (good bass fishing) and only minutes 
to the ocean which we love. Best to all my 
good friends. Come visit, send me an email: 
billyq@mindspring.com. 

January brought an interesting note 
from Pete Houston. "Mannie and I con- 
tinue to thrive in Williamsburg's historic and 
academic environment." He teaches a story- 
telling class, "Creating Family History Stories 
for Telling" and takes a variety of courses in a 
Life Long Learning Association at the 
College of William and Mary. He's also a 
church deacon, active in community affairs, 
and takes tourists on orientation walks to 
Colonial Williamsburg. Pete says, "Had I 
known volunteering could be so much run 
and fulfilling, I would have retired ages ago." 
Keep it up, Pete, that's what will keep you 
young. . . 

Very sorry to hear that Parker 
Leighton passed away on January 13th. 



Parker was the great uncle of Catherine 
Leighton Pear '96. 

Ash and Deborah Eames are 

spending two months in Sarasota, FL after a 
month working in Nicaragua. He can be 
reached at the Pelican Cove Resort in 
Sarasota for all you on the West Coast of 
Florida. I have to say something about Phil 
Gemmer. If you don't see Phil on the ski 
slopes at Sugarloaf, ME you might find him 
at his desk kept for him at Forest City 
Chevrolet in Portland, ME, or walking the 
beach at Fort Myers Beach, FL. He really gets 
around. 

Pete "Honus" Wagner has designed 
and constructed a 44' Bill Dixon Pilot 
House sailboat. Guess where? Way down in 
Auckland, NZ. He watched the America's 
Cup Challenger Series on his "Silver 
Phantom". He'll ship it to Seattle and cruise 
the Northwest this summer. He's also 
building a post/beam home. Where do you 
get the time for all this, Peter? 

Finally, an interesting and enjoyable 
happening on March 7th. Your Class 
Secretary had a surprise Birthday Party given 
to him on Ft. Myers Beach, FL by his wife, 
Mary Cay. Believe it or not Ken Bruce, Bill 
Lindquist, Dave Ellsworth, Phil 
Gemmer and Pete Wagner and wives were 
there to "roast old Bob." What a wonderful 
evening! Needless to say, "Great Time Had 
By All." At the last minute Ash Eames 
could not attend. Also, someone decided to 
take a picture of the group and it was just 
after Pete Wagner had left — sorry, Peter. 



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'49 



Thomas R. Emery 

312 Rookivood Drive 

Charlotte, VA 22903 

(804) 977-8763 

tgemery@cstone. net 



Greetings! To start this year Gale and I 
spent the month of February at Coronado, 
CA in a condo overlooking the Pacific from 
Mexico to Point Loma.We had a wonderful 
time with four grandchildren and being 
among so many Naval Academy '55 class- 
mates; also, of course, our own Tora and Irv 
Grossman who live up the road in Solana 
Beach. I had the opportunity to play golf 
with Irv and one of his friends at the 
Fairbanks Ranch Golf Course. As usual, Irv 
beat up on me quite easily. He continues his 
association with the Honda Golf Classic in 
Florida (he runs the tournament) in March. 
Irv also has planned a golf get together at his 
Vermont vacation cottage for July. The 
groupings to date are Irv and Manson vs. 
Arch and myself. Date and time to be 
arranged. For those of you who are interested 
in joining us, please call him at 619-755-3877 
or email at torar@orbac.com. This tourna- 
ment has not been "officially" named yet, but 
one that comes to mind is Irv's Vermont 
Maple Syrup Classic. Let's make it a big one 
— call Irv. We can play golf and the gals can 
sightsee/shop, etc. Irv I'm sure will come out 
with details. 

I received a nice note from Ed Veasey 
dated January 25, 2000: "Gordon Price and 
his wife, Susan, were skiing with us (Ed and 
Zoe) this past Monday at Wild Cat Mountain 
in NH. Also had supper with Dave Pope 
'51 who has a home up in the White 
Mountains. Zoe and I spent three weeks in 
England this fall ('99) which took up most of 
our time and with our trip with friends to 
Utah and in March to Jackson Hole, WY 
with one of our daughters, it will make for a 
busy season. Providing I am still in one piece 
after the ski season, I'll be back in touch." He 
also added that he hoped Rick Tyler in Salt 
Lake City could join him and Zoe for a week 
of skiing in February or at least a get together 
for brunch or supper. 

Kim Page wrote, "I'm up to my neck 
in taxes. Had another eye operation on the 
good eye — hings seem to be improving, but 
too soon to tell. May return for reunion again 
in 2000 — anyone else?" Manson and 



Alison Hall just returned from a trip to 
Egypt. I was able to elicit some news about 
their trip. It might be noted that under 
Manson's patina of wanting to linger in bed, 
he really enjoys early morning activities." 

The following comments are being sub- 
mitted under duress. Admiral Tom has been 
badgering me for some mundane, senior cit- 
izen-like account of our very novel one week 
trip to Egypt. Three phone calls — one call 
woke me at 7:30 am (a sacrilegious, unethical 
and downright mean-spirited act that breaks 
all rules and procedures of retirement). All I 
can say (or write) to my classmates is that — 
Since "Big Tom" is so desperate because you 
guys didn't submit anything — you deserve 
everything I've been able to dredge up below. 
After losing two days of our trip due to the 
February 17th snowstorm, our flight to Cairo 
on Egypt Air was (sigh) uneventful. We were 
two days at an old palace (now hotel) near 
the pyramids called the Mena House. From 
Cairo we flew to Abu Simbel near the Sudan 
border to see the colossal tombs and figures 
of Ramesses II and Nefetari which were 
skillfully cut apart and moved from the Valley 
High on the banks of the Nile just before the 
waters covered that valley as the Aswan Dam 
was completed. We journeyed down the Nile 
(north) by a Mississippi-like riverboat, stop- 
ping to see the temples and tombs of Edfu, 
Luxor, Thebes, etc. The Egyptians, with the 
support of other countries and archeologists, 
have done a great deal over the past 40 years 
to recover more of their history. The size and 
ingenious engineering of the monuments is 
most impressive along with the colorful 
hieroglyphics and the stories of everyday life. 
The Egyptians we met were particularly 
warm and friendly but they struggle on. 95 
percent of the people live on 5 percent of the 
land. Tourism, cotton, sugar, maize and the 
Suiz Canal allow them to survive. They are 
"the gift of the Nile." 

Regarding my invitation to join the 
Presidential Prediction Sweepstakes — no 
takers. At this point I imagine it will be a "too 
close to call" event, so I will leave it at that. 
However, I don't think I would be reluctant 
to express my condolences to my Democratic 
friends. I look forward to your inputs for the 
next column and most importantly call IRV 
and sign up for the first annual IRV 
GROSSMAN VERMONT MAPLE 
SYRUP CLASSIC!! 




'50 



Alan F Flynn 

1 Katherine Road 

Rehoboth, MA 02769-1938 

(508) 252-648 

508-252-6482 

Fax: 508-252-5417 



50th Class Reunion 

June 9, 10, 11, 2000 



Most of my contacts with classmates 
this winter have been in the context of 
planning for our Great Class of 1950 
Fiftieth Reunion, June 9-1 1, now only four 
months away. (When you receive this 
Archon, reunion will be less than four weeks 
from reality.) Regular lunch sessions, with 
representatives from GDA, have been 
attended by Tim Greene, Dave Yesair, 
Charlie Cashin and Marc amRhein. 
There is much contact between meetings 
by letter, telephone and fax. Bob Comey is 
very much in the loop as he works on our 
Class Yearbook. 

During the recent blizzard in North 
Carolina, Bob resorted to fax to deliver his 
Archon entry: "Peter Bragdon and Mike 
Moonves gathered about 20 GDA gradu- 
ates, parents and grandparents for a lun- 



34 1 he Ar< hon — Spring 2000 



cheon in Chapel Hill on January 15. It was 
a wonderful occasion and my first meeting 
with Peter after all these years. Among 
those attending were Kimball Page '49 
and Phil Smith '53. The enjoyment, 
though, was tempered by the news two 
days later of Arthur Sager's death. I men- 
tioned to Peter before lunch that I had 
talked to Art a few months earlier about 
contributing an article to our Class 
Yearbook (he did) and that I had tried 
unsuccessfully to call Art the day before the 
luncheon to see if he had any messages for 
the group." 

Dave Esty sends a '00' to all and adds 
that "lots of good things have been hap- 
pening to me lately. I was reelected presi- 
dent of Amherst '54 at our 45th... The 
class gave me a beautiful trophy, about the 
size of the Stanley Cup. I was elected to the 
Board of International Institute of 
Sport/Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame. I was 
appointed to the Vestry of St. Michael's 
Church in Bristol, RI and am wallowing in 
the glory of our offspring's achievements. 
See you in Byfield in June." 

A terse response from Rick Green- 
wood: "I'm alive and well and planning to 
be at the Reunion!" Tom Harris retired 
four years ago from being vice president of 
the company that makes Louisville Slugger 
baseball bats. He married Virginia Brixen 
three years ago, moved to Palm Desert, CA, 
and travels summers in a motor home." 
Perhaps Tom and Virginia will be arriving 
in Byfield in a motor home. 

More from Souther Barnes: "In 
January 1956 Fran and I bought our house 
and eight acres of land for $3,200. In 
January, 2000 we sold it, a gain of $11,641 
percent. (Get out your calculators.) We are 
now living with my sister in Plymouth 
until our new, nearby home is ready. The 44 
years of treasures, and trash, got moved out! 
And we survived. The new house is very 
exciting. Stop by in June. (New address: 
314 R Sandwich Street, Plymouth, MA 
02360)." 

William Fletcher retired in Oster- 
ville on Cape Cod. He keeps busy as a 
church treasurer and he chairs an invest- 
ment group. He and his wife Alma travel 
when they can. They vacationed in 
Cornwall, England this year. I'm assuming 
that those who wrote will be in Byfield in 
June and that those who didn't write will 
tell stories in person at the Reunion. 



'51 



Fred H. Barrows 

123 Hope Street 

Bristol, RI 02809 

(401) 254-1909 

Howard "Bud" Keith (deceased) 



Sandy Keyes called to inform me that 
Bud Reith died of cancer on February 
1st. Bud had served as Class Secretary for 
many years and his dedication to getting 
the news from his somewhat recalcitrant 
classmates with pleading and humor will 
be long remembered. 

I talked with Bill Atwell at New Year. 
He was at a friend's ranch for hunting, 
drinking, playing cards, and who knows 
what else. Surprised to find him actually in 
this country for a change. 

Dave Bullock expressed the sadness 
felt by the recent passing of "The Bull", 
who had a profound impact on us all. Dave 
enjoyed the Christmas gathering in Boston. 
He saw Tim Greene '50 there, who was 
nice enough to drive Ben Stone to the 
occasion. Dave queried 'Don't you have a 
pretty significant reunion coming up one of 
these years?!'" Anybody making plans yet? 
Do we dare? Yes, we do. Somebody should. 
I nominate Dave for chairman. 

Fred Hobbs is running as a delegate 
for the Republican National Convention. 
"Bush has this wrapped up." His oldest son, 
Chris, graduated from law school and is 
engaged to be married to our state senator's 
daughter. He says, "We're keeping it in the 
family." His daughter Betsy runs one of the 
Kaplan Schools in the Baltimore area, grad- 
uating from Richmond two years ago. His 
youngest son, Shane, is at Ursinis and 
"excels at baseball if not academics. Good 
kid." He says, "My wife works as a 
Domestic Relations Hearing Officer so I 
can't afford to stray. Fortunately, I love the 
law. Always many sheep to shear." 

George Kirkham reports that he and 
his "wife have gone back to spending the 
winter in Carbondale, CO, 30 miles north of 
Aspen. All welcome - (970) 963-9292. 
George is safe, at least for this year, since the 
winter will be over by the time you read this. 

The following letter was received from 
Ken Bistany. "Yolanda and I feel so fortu- 
nate to have spent two three-day visits with 
Art and Frieda Sager during the last few 
month — one at our home in Sarasota, FL 
and one at their home in Homosassa, FL. 
Despite his age, Art had all the energy and 
enthusiasm of a young man. His mind, 



memory and wit were amazing. His health, 
except for a slight problem with his leg suf- 
fered in the last year, was great, and he 
proved it at a party at his club in 
Homosassa where he danced with great 
vigor throughout the evening. I'm sure that 
all of the members of our class will miss 
this outstanding teacher and friend." 

Dick Bittner reports that he was 
hauled out of retirement in July, 1998 to 
provide assistance for a non-union Texas 
ceramic telemanufacturer who was pur- 
chasing a union plant in Alabama. A six- 
month job became 18 months in the heart 
of Dixie, but he "finally escaped back to 
Fort Collins, CO to return to a life of ease 
and indolence." He, also, invites us all to 
come enjoy Colorado powder. 

From Ron Campion: "You've worn 
me down. I retired six years ago and took 
up golf. Am still a New Hampshire resident, 
spending six months on Lake Sunapee and 
six months onVero Beach, FL.Two sons and 
two grandsons. Connie and I have our 40th 
in two weeks. Talk to George McGregor 
every few months." Thanks for the update, 
Ron. Wasn't that easy? 

And George McGregor also, reports 
in that in October, with Barbara as navi- 
gator, he drove 5,000 miles to Golden, CO 
via North Carolina and back through 
Illinois. "Beats a plane — you don't see any- 
thing on a train. Holding to seven hours a 
day when on the road and two cell phones 
makes all the difference." 

From Bowling Green State University 
comes word that Ed Stockwell is retired 
(more or less). "I am slowly moving into 
middle age, now that the bright devils of 
my youth have gone, like a dissolving 
magic, back to earth." Ed reports very good 
health with blood pressure 120/70 (little 
pill at bedtime), and relatively painless 
arthritis (a couple of cortisone shots in the 
butt every four-five months). He and wife 
Janet enjoy spending time with their 
grandchildren and are looking forward to 
our 50th reunion in 2001. 

Bob Souttit, also, is enjoying retire- 
ment and stays busy working with several 
charitable organizations. His card indicates 
that he checks the Providence journal to see 
what trouble I have gotten into lately. Fred 
Franzius reports: "My life's been tame. 
Enjoying six grandchildren, while 
expecting the seventh in June. Motu, a '67 
Alberg 35' that I bought in Jacksonville, FL, 
and cruised as far as Cutler, ME for the past 
19 years, will be transferred to our oldest 



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class notes 



son this spring. I've slowed down to 'where 
it takes two months to ready her, leaving 
only one month to sail her. I shall miss her 
as the focal point of my summers — such as 
surviving Hurricane Bob on Nantucket. As 
pastor of the Mohegan Congregational 
Church for 17 years, I anticipate two or 
three more years before retirement." 

And, on that note, after two years of 
time, effort, and money — and occasional 
controversy — I have finally secured the 
myriad of state, federal, and local historical, 
environmental, zoning, planning, banking et 
al approvals to proceed with the re-develop- 
ment of a significant block in Bristol and 
most importandy the restoration of a mar- 
velous historic 55 room hotel. The Belvedere 
of Bristol when completed in time for the 
real millennium will have a tavern, ballroom, 
Victorian eating/ drinking porch, health 
club, and beautiful rooftop restaurant and 
function area with a view down the bay to 
Newport (the original burned in 1928). In 
addition, by the time you receive this, Jackie 
and I will have moved to 41 Ridge Road, in 
Bristol, a little effort to downsize. 



'52 



Franklin E. Huntress 

5C Independence Way 

Glover Landing 

Marblehead, MA 01945 

(781) 631-4785 



Donald Rice is playing competitive 
golf and enjoying Lake Sunapee with chil- 
dren and grandchildren. Guy Tudor 
reports, "Hey, did I tell you... don't know 
when I communicated last — that we 
bought a house (!) — way out on the north 
fork of L.I. ? Really my wife's Big Idea (and 
her money, natch), but I've grown to really 
like it, and the whole area, during the last 
year +. No, not fully moving there, yet — 
for now, weekends, etc. It's in the town of 
Greenport, which actually reminds me of 
old Cape Cod. I can send more details if 
you like — but for now, all the best." 

Steve Shohet is still studying Red 
Cell Membranes at University of 
California, San Francisco. Spends more 
time in New England since he bought 
Gerrie's mother's home at the Cape 
(almost enough room for 10 and 7/9 
grandchildren!) Both of them also enjoy 



their new 7 hobby: The Chateau Tivoli, a 
Victorian Bed and Breakfast here in San 
Francisco. (Take a look at www.chateau- 
tivoh.com.) Classmates always welcome! 

Frank Huntress is retired now, but 
the Bishop does not think so!! He has 
attended a football game with SABU in 
the Sager Bowl, preaches to Dick 
Rothmund at the Church of the Advent, 
and sees Rib Smythe in Crosby's when 
we are sent shopping. We all want to see 
and hear from you — I still have far warmth 
for a black "Governors" parka which a cer- 
tain stock room had under Dave Williams 
"smuggled" and to me if I would do him 
one big favor at test time. Stay tuned for 
the grisly details in the next issue! Be 
warned, all of you, my memory's treasure is 
rich with all of you in it! Send in those post 
cards, or you could find yourself in print! 

Robin Goodenough reports: 
"Professor Law and Psychiatry, State of 
Maryland. Frank Huntress — great GDA 
motivator. Sorry John Sellstrom 
(Jamestown) lost contact. In my dorm — 
wealthy attorney — nice chap. Governor 
Dummer very kind to me under Eames. 
Became Navy seal in Korea 1950. Sorry 
about Art Sager — great leader. Also Ben 
Stone, Mac Murphy, even Sylvia Lunt etal." 



'53 



William C. Pinkham 

P.O. Box 369 

Glenmoore, PA 19343 

(610) 942-3273 

sbpinkhani@aol.com 



At the moment, I am surrounded by 
boxes of STUFF (it is amazing what one 
accumulates over the years). We are going 
from a five bedroom house to three bed- 
rooms, all on one level (ah, we do get along 
in years), two car garage, etc. We are 
looking forward to the move; only wish we 
were moving closer to our three daughters 
(two in the Bay Area and the third in either 
Colorado or the Baja peninsula, depending 
on the season (she has been managing the 
Colorado Outward Bound School facility 
in Mexico for the last three winters. All are 
single at 36, 34 and 31, but there seem to 
be some decent prospects at the moment 
(Marion too is anxious for grandbabies.) I 
retired in late 1997 and am enjoying it 



greatly, don't know how I found the time, 
or for that matter the inclination, to work 
all of those years. 

George Cowles and his wife are 
moving after 31 years in their house, to a 
community on two golf courses about 15 
miles north of where they have been for so 
long. He says, "We sold our house four 
times before one took; it was somewhat 
stressful. But in the final analysis we got our 
price and went to contract exactly three 
months after listing it." 

Phil Smith writes that "Peter 
Bragdon and Mike Moonves, Associate 
Director of Development visited Chapel 
Hill and entertained 13 alumni for lun- 
cheon before the UNC/UCLA basketball 
game. There are rumors of others in the 
area, but not reachable in time for lunch — 
too bad, it was a unique and splendid event. 
UNC lost the game but in sense, GDA won 
as the UCLA starting center graduated 
from GDA in 1997. Sally and Bob Comey 
'50 have become friends since our move 
here. I am saddened to learn of Art Sagar's 
recent death. Our thoughts and prayers are 
with his family. Folks will be interested in 
knowing that I had a very pleasant phone 
conversation with Art not more than two 
months ago. It gave me the opportunity to 
remind him that I think I was the only 
member of '53 to sing in the Glee Club so 
that I could attend the dances following the 
joint concerts. He said he knew that all 
along and I suspect he really did. A won- 
derful and gracious person who wall be 
missed by all who knew him." 

Nice to hear from Stewart Maples 
for the first time since leaving GDA. He's 
retired and fives with his wife in East Bend, 
NC, 15 miles outside Winston-Salem. 
Stewart has been elected a South Bend 
Commissioner and is enjoying small town 
politics. He also enjoys his vegetable garden 
and fruit trees. 

George "Windy" Gale sends his best 
to everyone from Bellingham,WA. Married 
to a wonderful woman for 43 years. Says life 
is never dull. They have three married chil- 
dren and eight grandchildren. His health is 
good, and he's singing tenor in the 
Unitarian choir. Says "I've tried acupunc- 
ture and I'll be damned — it works. Have 
learned to love myself, which makes it 
easier to love others." 



36 The Archon — Spring 2000 



In closing. . . Sue and I are targeting a 
late-May move to Colorado. Our PA house 
is on the market, and the first people to 
come through learned about it from a friend 
in Australia who saw it on the Internet.... 
Amazing. Can't close without echoing Phil's 
sentiments regarding Art Sager. I was fortu- 
nate to talk with him during the summer. A 
remarkable person. There is no last concert 
for Art. He left a rich legacy. 



'54 



Michael Smith 

7432 Old Maple Square 

McLean, VA 22102 

(703) 883-9506 

mike@globalusainc.com (Business) 



Dick Michelson enjoyed visiting the 
GDA campus in May. He had just returned 
from six weeks in Spain, Portugal, 
Morocco, France and Italy, and was looking 
forward to a good ski season. 

Warren Hutchins writes that he has 
retired from 39 years in the lighting 
industry, most of which was with General 
Electric. His wife, Jan, and he now live in 
Huntington, CA with one son in Kansas 
City, MO and the other in Tustin, CA. 
Hutch says he enjoys having the time to 
travel and to do some home improvements. 

Dodd Miles has sent in what must be 
the shortest note on record: "Retired at 
Last!" John Moyer says that he is recov- 
ering from diabetic neuropathy with a vig- 
orous exercise regime, and he and Sandy 
are proud grandparents of twin girls who 
in just three short months have more than 
doubled their weight. 

"Tyke" Needham retired to a two 
bedroom condo in Salem after 40 years 
broadcasting news in Salem and 
Newburyport. Stuart Miller is still fishing 
when he can, enjoying his grandchildren, 
and spending a fair amount of time in 
Siesta Key, FL. 

Your Class Secretary had a serious fire 
at his home in mid-November, causing a 
family move to temporary new housing for 
at least a year. Happily, no one was hurt. 
Our new address is 7432 Old Maple 
Square, McLean, VA 22102, the telephone 
is now 703-883-9506 and the fax is 703- 
883-9507. Email remains windsabre@aol. 
com. Remember our 50th Reunion June 
11, 12, and 13,2004!! 




'55 



George O. Gardner 

53 Woodbury Lane 

Acton, MA 01720 

(978) 263-3052 

gardner.g@adlittle. com 



45th Class Reunion 

June 9, 10, 11, 2000 



Alan Keith just retired and plans to 
move to his farm on Martha's Vineyard. 
Tony Marquis has been appointed by the 
Governor to the Oregon Arts Commission. 
Peter Scott retired in June, took up golf, 
joined a gym, and lost 15 lbs! He will spend 
part of the winter in Florida, and hopes to 
see many of you at our 45th reunion. 

Ed Stockwell is pretty much retired 
now, though still teaching the occasional 
course to keep himself honest. He and Jan 
have also decided that grandchildren are the 
reward for having children. 



'56 



James Dean 

P.O. Box 186 

South Berwick, ME 

03908-0186 

(207) 384-9184 



Dick Ananian wrote that he is in his 
last year as head coach of the high school 
football team that won both a conference 
title and the Eastern Massachusetts Division 
six superbowl. He was named Division 6 
Boston Globe Coach of the Year. Jim Dean 
mentions that he and his wife Christmas-ed 
in Seattle with their new granddaughter and 
bonded with their son-in-law and daughter. 
Retirement has meant time for the family. 

John Gardner wrote that he returned 
to the GDA campus this year after being 
away for 44 years. He was very impressed 
with the Pescosolido athletic facility. Since 



leaving GDA, John has gone on to earn his 
PhD at Michigan State and has taught at the 
American University of Beirut, the 
University of Florida, and the University of 
California. He has two wonderful children, 
Wendy and Scot, and a grandchild coming 
soon. He has run 43 marathons and has been 
a skier, golfer, and chef in his free time. 

Joe MacLeod mentioned that he had a 
wonderful family Christmas in Maine. His 
New Year's resolution is to see more of his 
old classmates. Gordon Martin wants to 
wish all his classmates a prosperous New 
Year. He remains disabled and at a new 
address. He likes to write letters for therapy. 
He welcomes correspondence at 22 Ivy 
Lane,Wethersfield, CT 06109. He holds the 
fondest memories for the OLD GUARD 
and Ted Eames as well as for Peter Bragdon. 

Hunt Blatchford called to wish us a 
happy new year. He says that he often calls 
Dave Williams on the phone just to touch 
base. Pete Renkert says that he retired 
November 30 as the successful head of two 
past businesses. The Bead Tackle Shop has 
been sold to his partner. His energy now 
goes to building a ranch in Idaho. 

Stan Rhodes writes that he has taught 
at the same fine high school for 34 years. 
During those years he has educated Physics 
Olympiad semi finalists, a Presidential 
Scholar, and a Westinghouse finalist. Last 
year, he shared the yearbook dedication with 
another fine young physics teacher. 



'57 



Lyman A. Cousens 

4 Goodhue Road 

Boscawen, NH 03303 

(603) 796-6446 

shcnhlyman @yahoo. com 



Gale French retired from 37 years of 
Air Force service, and is working one day per 
week at managing his small business, 
Amherst Motel and furnished apartments in 
Amherst, MA, a half mile from Amherst 
College. Traveling and eating out are his 
hobbies now with his wife, Pearl. He says 
that life has been real good! 



Send it in! 

The next deadline for news is 

August 15. 

Send class notes to skeyes@gda.org 



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'58 



Ralph E.Ardiff 

238 Cotiant Street 

Datwers, MA 01923 

(978) 114-3336 



This report wraps up my ten-year term 
as Secretary for the Class of 1958. No one 
has yet stepped forward to take on the secre- 
tarial responsibilities for the next decade, but 
I am still hopeful. We have, however, heard 
from a presumed world-record 17 class- 
mates, after having been shut out in the 
winter issue of the Archon. 

First, the sad news. Bill Kittredge 
passed away April 23, 1999. In recent years, 
Bill had been in the business consulting 
world, having raised three children. We 
extend our sympathies to Bills family. 

Now the good news. Chick Carroll 
checked in from Longwood, FL where he is 
living aboard his 40-foot steel cutter 
spending time in the Bahamas. He and Ann 
had two of their children married this past 
year and have been doing quite a bit of vol- 
unteering. They are enjoying a life with "no 
fixed commitments", at least for a while. 
Jack Morse is semi-retired and doing some 
international telecom consulting. He reports 
that he always tried to fly Delta on planes 
captained by Harvey "Gump" Hayden, 
but he is now worried about his safety since 
Harvey retired this past November. 

Indeed, Harvey Hayden just retired 
after 30 years of flying with Delta Air Lines. 
He is living in Bonita Springs, FL (on the 
west coast near Naples), where he has rented 
a place for year 2000 while their retirement 
home is built. He says, "Beautiful area — 
come on down and visit! We will be back in 
New Hampshire this summer." Harvey still 
has two children in college: Chris studies at 
UNH and his daughter majors in French at 
the University of Pennsylvania. He still 
enjoys promoting GDA at every possible 
opportunity and does a terrific job keeping 
in touch with classmates and raising money 
for our school. 

NufF Withington is still peddling 
stocks at Salomon Smith Barney and 
Withington and hamburgers at Locke-Ober 
(pretty good hamburgers, at that!). Because 
the stock market has been so boring recently, 
NufF has become part owner of a single-A 
baseball team known as the Yakima Bears. 
Because of the distance, he only attends dou- 



bleheaders. Now, we can get discounts not 
only at Locke-Obers, we can also get cheap 
seats for a last-place contender in the Far 
West Coast Baseball League. To celebrate his 
60th birthday, NufF and June intend to take a 
trip around the world with a quick stop over 
in Vietnam, where he taught folks for five 
years how to drop bombs on Hanoi some 30 
+ years ago. NufF wondered whether Tom 
Grose was still living in England so that he 
might sponge a month or two oF meals and 
accommodations off of the Grose family. 

Fortunately, Tom Grose reported in 
that he still fives in London while sum- 
mering in Christmas Cove, ME. He believes 
that he will be in Maine when NufF is in 
London unless, oF course, NufF will give dis- 
counts on stocks as well as hamburgers and 
baseball tickets. After graduating from 
Hofstra, Tom spent three years in the U.S. 
Army Special Forces. Thereafter, he began 
his banking career with Citibank and has 
spent his career in international banking. In 
1990, he started up his own business pro- 
viding technical research on U.S. and 
European equities to large asset managers. 
He has taken up golf, but he is not yet any 
competition for six-handicapper Toto Hunt. 
He also enjoys trout and salmon fishing and 
travels quite frequently with his wife, Missy 
He even hopes to travel back to GDA one of 
these years, maybe for our 50th in 2008. 

Our Class President, Demi Read 
responded to my plea for the first time in 
many years. He thought my pitiful groveling 
was quite effective. Demi continues to sell 
real estate, and he is enjoying the fruits of a 
strong economy, having just returned from 
two weeks of fly fishing, riding, and relaxing 
in Chile. His four children are all at work in 
different parts oF the world — Dearborn, MI; 
Boston, MA; Kauai; and Australia. It sounds 
as iFDemi will have at least two great places 
to visit over the next Few years. 

Jim and Claudette Main are still 
arranging lots oF wonderful trips as part of 
their business activities. This past year, in 
addition to lots of cruises, they escorted a 
golf group to Ireland and Scotland. It cer- 
tainly sounds as if our classmates are visiting 
all sorts of far off, wonderful places. Bob 
Kirkwood is experiencing some exciting 
times at Hewlett-Packard where he serves as 
Director of Government and Education 
Affairs throughout the world. With the pace 



of change in the computer industry acceler- 
ating at ever-greater speeds, Bob is kept very 
much on his toes particularly with the arrival 
of a dynamic, new, female CEO. Bob is 
taking on considerable more responsibility 
and staff. He concludes, "So much for laid- 
back California culture." 

Max Brace reports that he is back in the 
dating scene after a recent divorce. He reports 
that dating as a 60-year-old is easier than 
meeting girls at GDA Glee Club concerts 40 
years ago. One son, Max IV, is working in the 
movie industry, while his other son, Greg, is 
majoring in music composition at Columbia 
College and moonlighting in a heavy-metal 
band called Section 8. 

Wayne Hockmeyer still runs the 
largest outdoor adventure company on the 
east coast known as Northern Outdoors, 
where he reports that he hosted over 25,000 
people last year on Whitewater rafting, snow- 
mobiling trips, fishing and hunting and other 
activities such as rock climbing and inflatable 
kayaking. His headquarters include a large 
log lodge with restaurant, bar, and micro- 
brewery. His biggest success, however, has 
been his invention of a fishing lure called the 
Banjo Minnow, which became the number 
one fishing lure in the world. He is still not 
sure what he wants to do when he grows up. 

One might say the same thing for Mike 
Dunsford who spends lots of time hiking, 
skiing, and camping in the Lake Tahoe 
region, while playing at the real estate game 
to bring in a few needed bucks. He reports a 
minor loss of hair (such a surprise!) and a 
moderate change in shape (another sur- 
prise!). His three children are all married, and 
he enjoys three grandchildren as well. 

Speaking of being active, Neil Quinn is 
still running his cross-country skiing and 
bike shop in Putney, VT, a company he 
started in 1972, and he has no plans to retire. 
Neil still bikes, cross-country skis, and plays 
badminton on a regular basis and just gave 
up competitive lacrosse a couple of years ago, 
I am sure, in part, because the younger 
players just don't play as aggressively as they 
did in the good old days. One of his sons 
works with him at the shop, while another 
sells snow-boards at Mt. Mansfield. His 
daughter works for Marriott in Washington, 
DC. For fun he accompanies his wife on 
hiking and biking tours which she leads in 
England each summer. He also runs into Joe 



38 The Archon — Spring 2000 



Montgomery periodically at bike shows. 
Joe, as you will remember, is the owner and 
CEO of Cannondale, a world leader in bicy- 
cles and accessories. 

Richard Morse is still dedicating his 
life to the World Gospel Mission and the 
Tenwek Hospital in Kenya, as he has done 
for the past 30 years. They were recently rec- 
ognized for their tenure, and received a nice 
gift, but it was not a live cow as had in the 
past been given to other locals with such 
long service. We applaud Richard and his 
wife, Betty, for their selfless service in a part 
of the world that has so many needs. 

Our other airline captain, Ward Miles, 
is retiring from TWA with a final flight from 
New York to Paris the third week of April. 
He then plans to buy an airplane and pos- 
sibly a second home in Florida along with 
spending more time with his three grand- 
daughters. During his career he flew US AF 
B-52's, DC-0's, 727s, and finally 767's. He 
wishes Harvey "happy landings", and we 
wish Ward the same. 

Newt Lamson still heads up Donley 
Communications and is specializing in 
financial services, professional services and 
dot.com companies. He and Pat have two 
boys (Quinn, 12 and Peter, 10) and two 
grandchildren by his daughter Caroline who 
runs a very successful catering business in the 
Boston area. His golf is not faring all that 
well because of a recent knee replacement 
(maybe this is my opportunity for a once-in- 
a-lifetime victory). 

My Amherst roommate, Fred Sayles, 
reported that a 2000 retirement is likely 
having spent the last 30 years exploring and 
analyzing the seas and the bottom of the seas 
all over the world. Fred reports that it is "just 
not as much fun as it used to be." Fred 
received a Hans Pettersson medal from the 
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 
recently for his outstanding work on the 
chemistry of the deep sea. It sounds as if Fred 
has put his PhD in geology to excellent use. 

Paul Clark says: "It's been nearly 42 
years since I jumped the salt marsh hedge. I 
now have a grub stake in Nevada near Dead 
Horse Canyon. Long years toiling in Alaska, 
Nigeria, Minnesota, and the Silver State. I am 
grateful to GDA for launching me that humid 
June day. Forgive my quill for being so still." 

Did I hear someone ask "What about 
you, Ginger?" If so, I'm doing fine. I'm still 
living in my old family home in Danvers, 
still practicing law, still bicycling in season 
(France last year and Scotland this year), still 
hacking up golf courses, still married to 



Martha, still the father of twin daughters 
(an actuary and an e-commerce entrepre- 
neur: chicksonfootball.com) and still 
enjoying my two young grandsons (both 
future lacrosse players). 

That's it!! Any volunteers? 



'59 



Mirick Friend 

Box 540 

Mirror Lake, NH 03853 

(603) 569-3212 

mfriend@worldpath , net 



Mike Mac MacLean writes that he 
had a great time at the reunion. It was 
wonderful to see everyone. Those that were 
not there were missed. He is in touch reg- 
ularly with his old roomie Dana Atchley. 
He works for Hormel Foods in Austin, 
MN, where he is in the HR Department. 
He and Pat have been married for 36 years 
and they have two grown sons. Walt 
Canon tells us that he and his wife are still 
hard at work as physicians in California. He 
placed 17th in the U.S. National Gliding 
contest last summer. He says that this is a 
reasonable performance since he cannot 
practice like the other competitors can. As 
for their children, Lukas is an executive in 
the charter airlines business, Annative (I 
hope I spelled this correctly — his writing is 
atrocious!) is a physician and married in 
England, Barbara is teaching school, and 
Christopher is becoming a Marine jet 
pilot. Lots of variety. I would say so. 

Bob Pouch says, "Happy Millennium 
to all. We are grandparents a second time. 
We're very busy with the community and 
hospital work and I still write for the US 
Naval Institute. Best wishes to all." Jim 
Foley emails us that he is very near retire- 
ment and is looking for property in Maine to 
which to retire. Don't forget, Jim, the farther 
north you go, the better you had like cold 
and snow. 

Bill Donnelly says the Reunion was 
great. Joanna and I had a wonderful time — 
thanks to all who made it possible. The real 
estate business is great and I love it. 
Fortunately we are all well. Best wishes for 
the third Millennium. Jeffrey Wilson has six 
years of early retirement due to heart disease 
and a brain disorder, which have given him 
the opportunity to rethink his values and 
reorder his priorities. For this he is eternally 
grateful. He could have easily died a 52-year- 
old workaholic. 

Bill Whiting reports: "I was surprised 
to get a call from Jim Deveney '60 (soccer 
team) to come up to the Academy for a 



meeting next week for some type of Alumni 
Council. Not really sure what is involved. I 
was part of a similar group years ago. Will see 
what it is all about. Not much news. Brooke 
Whiting '92 will be graduating from the 
University of Pennsylvania this spring with 
her master's in Landscape Architecture. 
Bobbi and I are looking forward to our first 
year without tuition in 25 years. Hope things 
are going well with you." 




'60 



John C. Elwell 

266 High Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

(978) 462-8749 



40th Class Reunion 

June 9, 10, 11, 2000 



To all my '60 classmates: Don't forget 
the reunion on June 9, 10, and 11. I hope 
that many of you will be able to attend. I 
heard from Pete Stonebraker who is con- 
sidering attending. We have some room at 
our house if people need a place to stay. We 
can easily put up two couples or three sin- 
gles. Don't be shy. The two weeks leading 
up to the reunion are going to be exciting 
times in the Elwell household. On Sunday, 
May 28, our daughter, Erin Stonebraker 
'92, is being married, and then on Sunday, 
June 4, I preside over Hamilton-Wenham's 
graduation of 170 seniors. Thus, I will defi- 
nitely be ready for a reunion where 
someone else is doing all the work. Looking 
forward to seeing many of you and telling 
stories of past, present, and future. 

Several classmates did respond to my 
request for news. Ron Dow reports that he 
has been living in Phoenix, AZ since 1984 
where he enjoys the sunny, warm climate 
and golfs twice a week. Ron is a senior com- 
puter analyst for a medical claims software 
company. The golfing sounds great, Ron, but 



The Archon — Spring 2000 39 



lass notes 



where could I run my snowmobiles? 

Norm Kalat exclaims" Soy jubilado!" 
Congratulations ...Yo espero que yo tam- 
bien! I know the Spanish is not perfecto, 
but I think Mr. Barriskill would still be 
impressed especially from a "Byfield" 
dayboy. For those who took French, "jubi- 
lado" might be interpreted as jubilant, but 
it more traditionally means retired. Norm, 
now you have no excuse for not coming to 
the reunion. 

Good news from Greg Meyer. He is 
closing in on the completion of his second 
year in law school. According to Greg, torts, 
evidence, and corporations have been a lot of 
fun. Greg and his wife Joan along with their 
two-year-old son Bryce are intending to 
make the millennium reunion. I bet Greg 
wins the award for having the youngest child 
at the reunion! Since going back to school in 
1991 Greg has completed premed, two years 
of chiropractic training, received a B.S. in 
biology, and is now in law school at Barry 
University of Orlando School of Law. Greg 
challenges, "Anyone want to match it?" Greg 
may be the only person in the United States 
who will be able to treat an accident victim 
for injuries while representing him or her in 
court. Atta boy, Greg! You keep us all young! 

Walcott Hamilton writes that he will 
be out of the country for the 40th reunion, 
but his "thoughts will be with you." He 
sends "hi to everyone there." And he added 
that he was sorry to get the news of Art 
Sager as I think we all were. In my position 
as a high school principal I have found Mr. 
Sager's public speaking course at GDA to 
have been invaluable. And, I still remember 
some of those great, humorous speeches that 
Greg Meyers would give. 

Jim Deveney was inducted into the 
Pingree School's Athletic Hall of Fame as the 
Hamilton private school's first Athletic 
Director. Congratulations Jim, and we 
expect to be able to personally congratulate 
you at the reunion. Stan "Duke" Morton 
has purchased a sailboat and will be seen 
more often on the shores of Cape Cod 
where they plan to spend more of their 
retirement time. His daughter and family are 
still on Nantucket and his son and wife are 
in New York. Stan, why don't you sail up to 
Newburyport for the reunion? Let me know 
and I will see if I can get you a mooring! 

John Slater retired in June, 1999 from 



32 years of teaching English, coaching 
hockey and advising Modeling Club. His 
wife, Sue, will retire in '02 from 32 years of 
teaching math. His daughter, Jennifer, was 
married July 31, 1999. 

Well that's all the news from Lake 
Wobegon... er I mean Newburyport. See 
you all in June, and don't forget I always leave 
the porch light on for you. 



'61 



J. Stephen Sawyer 

3616 Beech Run Lane 

Mechanicsburg, PA 1 7055 

(717) 732-3908 

73073.2063 @compuserve. com 



Alan Booth did not make any special 
arrangements forY2K and that turned out to 
be fine. Lorine and he are slowly getting set- 
tled in their home in Tucson where they plan 
to spend October- April in the future. Alan is 
doing some consulting but mostly is 
enjoying his golf and time with Lorine and 
their two girls. If anyone gets out his way 
please look him up: 2291 East Placita Sin 
Muerte, Tucson AZ 85718. Telephone (520) 
531-8022. 

After more than thirty years working in 
the international development arena, Peter 
Boyton began work in October with the 
federal government's Corporation for 
National Service, which runs the VISTA, 
Americorps, Learn and Serve America, and 
the National Senior Service Corps domestic 
volunteer programs. He is working on policy 
and program management with the Senior 
Corps, which has three major activities: the 
Foster Grandparent, the Senior Companion, 
and Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs, 
all of which work through community- 
based organizations and local or state agen- 
cies across the country. Returning to gov- 
ernment service after a 23-year gap in the 
private non-profit sector has its pros and 
cons, but it provides the opportunity to help 
build some new initiatives for mobilizing the 
growing number of healthy and well-edu- 
cated Americans over 55 for addressing com- 
munity problems. Pete notes that many of his 
new associates are also former Peace Corps 
Volunteers as he was. Pete is also anticipating 
being a grandfather for the second time next 
July. His first grandchild (age six) who lives 
near him is finally getting some competition. 



He also has a new permanent email address: 
pboynton@stanfordalurnni.org. 

Edgar Kaiser writes that after his 
retirement as Vice Chairman of the Salk 
Institute for Biological Studies, he was 
appointed Honorary Trustee. He is also a 
member of the International Board of the 
Scripps Foundation for Medicine and 
Science, and continues his work as 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 
The Kaiser Youth Foundation. As well, Edgar 
is Chairman Emeritus of the Henry J. Kaiser 
Family Foundation. 

Phil Teuscher spent the holidays in 
Brazil and looks forward to polo in West 
Palm in March. He has been playing arena 
polo during the winter. Phil expects to get 
some more travel before spring. His ketch, 
Tanaquill, has been invited to participate in 
OPSAIL 2000 in New York harbor on the 
Fourth of July as it had in 1986 and 1992. 
This should be the greatest array of classic 
sailing vessels ever. 

My daughter's husband, Dave Helms, 
has obtained a new job in the pharmaceu- 
tical industry and began work there on 
February 14th. The job is located in South 
Carolina so I expect the grandkids, ages 
seven and five, will develop something of a 
southern accent. They are in the process of 
purchasing a home there. Daughter Julie and 
the kids will be staying here in PA with 
Laura and me in March. 



'62 



Thomas S. Tobey 

59 West Portola Avenue 

Los Altos, CA 94022-1209 

(650) 941-5060 

ttobey@stanfordalumni.org 



In my last class notes I asked class mem- 
bers to get into the technological bent and 
utilize email as a way of staying in touch. Just 
as I was receiving some responses to this 
request, my wife and I departed the U.S. on 
an extended sabbatical. We are currently in 
New Zealand, but just to show that commu- 
nication does continue away from the home 
base. I did receive notes from Bill McPhee, 
Bob Maclaughlin, Mac Donaldson, Tim 
McNally, and Stan Healy to name a few off 
the top of my head before we left. I promise 
to follow-up on my email when I return. 

Operating out of a cyber cafe is an 



40 The Archon — Spring 2000 



experience in itself. There is a clock ticking 
way in the upper corner of the screen that 
brings to mind the days when we took SAT's 
and there was a monitor in the front of the 
room who would put the "rime remaining" 
on the blackboard. For those of you who 
have not been to New Zealand, this is a 
grand place. The hospitality is first rate; the 
streets are clean, the exchange rate is favor- 
able and the food is quite good. We are about 
to depart on the famous Milford Track, a 
wilderness hike of about 40 miles. Prior to 
my departure, thanks to the magic of email, 
Al "Pebble" Rock hooked me up with a 
friend of his who was a New Zealander. His 
friend, Neville, set me straight on the where- 
abouts and the intricacies of golf Down 
Under. We have played three times and not 
yet paid more than $10 in greens fees. I 
could play here for a year with what it costs 
to play one time at Pebble Beach! 

My very best to all of you as spring 
bursts forth. I will be in New England in 
May for our daughter's graduation from 
Brown. Perhaps we will have a chance to see 
a few of you while we are there. 



'63 



Peter P. Morrin 

1288 Bassett Avenue 

Louisville, KY 40204 

(502) 456-2397 

pmorrin@speedmuseum.org 



Forbes Farmer reports that he is now 
in his 26th year of teaching criminology and 
various sociological research courses at 
Franklin Peirce College. Forbes recently also 
started teaching graduate courses at Fitchberg 
State College in their criminal justice pro- 
gram. He adds, "My wife Marabeth, and 
youngest son, Jonathan, just returned from 
visiting my oldest son, Seth, in Jackson Hole, 
WY. Have recently become reacquainted 
with Dave Sullivan '65 who has moved 
nearby." 

Bob Mann tells us, "I continue to slave 
away at residential real estate in Ft. 
Lauderdale — off to Hawaii in June. 
Continue to keep a close eye on Bob 
Fullerton with all the thong bikini girls 
around!" 

Finally we had a missive from Terry 
Delano: "My wife, Paula, and I are still 
working for IBM after 32+ years, surpris- 
ingly all at the same location in Burlington, 
VT. Our daughter, Meg, is now 23 and has 
just purchased her first home. I guess that 
means she's moving out for good, this time. 



Our son, Forest, is 20 and a junior at Fort 
Lewis College in Durango, CO. You know, if 
it weren't for the wind howling outside, our 
house would be awfully quiet." 

Predictions for the Millennium: The 
Demise of Toilet Paper (or "Paradise Lost"). 
While at Governor Dummer, I can remember 
in the optimism of the early-sixties, predic- 
tions which (with the benefit of hindsight) 
seemed too outlandish to have possibly hap- 
pened. Predictions like the end of the Cold 
War, that someday the Human Race would 
land a Man on the Moon, that there 'd be an 
end to dreaded diseases like Polio. All even- 
tually came true! 

Perhaps it is a measure of my age, or 
perhaps it is an infirmity brought on by the 
desire for a truly major advancement in civ- 
ilization, but there is one prediction I have 
been waiting for with high hopes since 
about 1961. 1 vividly remember a prediction 
by Teddy Cook. While we were all waiting 
with eager anticipation for the peach fuzz we 
were growing to be worthy of a razor, Teddy 
predicted that someday Man would be able 
to swallow a pill which would encapsulate 
our waste in such a way that we would be 
able to defecate without the need of toilet 
paper. Human waste would be encapsulated 
in a fecal condom, as it were, without the 
need of further sanitary cleansing. Teddy, I've 
been waiting all these years for real progress 
— why have I been let down? And you 
thought John Irving's writings were disgusting! 



'64 



Louis H. Higgins 

P.O. Box 268 

Lake Placid, NY 12946-0268 

(518) 523-9682 



A virtual outpouring of news from the 
newly communicative class of '64. But 
before we get to that, some background on 
your new class secretaries. I (we, really, as 
you'll see in a moment) took over this job to 
relieve Larry Henchey, who has carried 
the ball for the past few years. At Reunion 
last June, after a pleasantly prolonged cocktail 
hour, Larry let slip that he thought it time for 
a change, and in company with John 
Mercer and Charlie Parker, I heard myself 
volunteering. My hope is that among us, 
John, Charlie, and I can pry updates out of 
you on a reasonably regular basis. Don't be 
shy. We are hungry for news and without 
shame — we'll submit virtually anything.That 
said, Larry, on behalf of the Class, thanks for 



your good work. We appreciate it. 

Bob Dexter emails "Been here in Palm 
Desert for 17 years now, Newport Beach 
before that and CA since graduating from 
GDA. Almost made it back to the 35th 
reunion this year, but the trip got too 
extended with trying to visit family plots, old 
friends (and we, Dex, what are we, if not old 
friends?), brother in Norfolk, VA and friend 
in Augusta, GA. I have been a realtor for the 
past 12 years, with Realty Executives for the 
past five, and a project manager for an engi- 
neering/construction company since gradu- 
ation from UC Berkeley in 1973. Yes, it took 
me a long time to graduate. . .too many dis- 
tractions." Bob, next time we get together, 
we want to hear about the distractions. 

Lee Potter writes (from 92A Hadleigh 
Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2LZ, tel. 
01702710163) that he is "Chairman of the 
Guild of Prayer for the Return of Our Lord 
and Chairman of the Essex Branch of the 
Prayer Book Society. I would be pleased to 
see any classmates visiting London." Lee 
passed along a letter to the editor of The 
Times (of London) written by Dave 
Martin. After ten years in the House of 
Commons, he has resumed his practice in 
criminal law. 

Pete Thomas is "still spending too 
much time dealing with missions to various 
planets, including the NEAR scheduled to 
orbit an asteroid in February. Pictures soon!" 
Don Balser waxes philosophic: "Perhaps 
these are interesting times for many of our 
classmates. I've been involved in internet 
start-ups which has been very exciting, 
although not thus far rewarding from a mon- 
etary standpoint. I sense that some of us are 
enjoying the new aspects of transition in 
business and society, while others wish to 
hold onto the past and tradition. My take is 
that we can all enjoy the years ahead, as we 
pass the 2000 mark." 

Joe Stevens lives in Manhattan Beach, 
CA. He's a senior vice president of sales and 
marketing for Imperial Bank. He's enjoying 
life with his son, who is 18, and daughter, 14. 
He promises, "I'll make it back to GDA one 
of these days." Joe was surprised when I told 
him, via email, that the Archon printed his 
letter. He had supposed it "too controversial 
for both GDA and the little liberal bastion" 
in which he lives. Joe, I read your piece and 
I guess my take is that it suggests the para- 
digm, if not the imperative, of the neo de- 
constructionists. 

Charlie Parker eschews such intellec- 
tual sloth — always has! And he's got some 



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advice for Joe, too. "He ought to stop 
wasting his time writing stuff for the Archon 
and join our wine drinking team." And 
Charlie goes on: "After 20 years of •working 
in companies that were tanking, I finally 
made my way to an internet software com- 
pany, BEA Systems. Been here four years. It's 
been great. And it's starting to run in the 
family; one of my daughters just completed 
college, is working at a dot.com and enjoys it 
immensely. A second daughter is off to col- 
lege next year. So, with the empty nest, I'll be 
able to concentrate on the good stuff: 
sending notes to Lou, having John Mercer 
to dinner, wine drinking on a grand scale 
with my GDA buddies, catching a striper, 
and an occasional road trip to Byfield." And 
Charlie's inquiring mind wants to know, 
"Whatever happened to Pluto and Rick 
Wilson? I want news on Ash Eames. 
Where is Rocke Robertson when you 
need him?" Finally, he winds down. "So. 
There you have it. My first ever news note to 
any educational institution. This could be a 
bad precedent. Or, maybe I'm on to some- 
thing here. We'll have to wait and see." 
(Charlie, Charlie. Come on now: This is Lou 
you're talking to. Wait, why? And see, what? 
Sorry, Charlie, that dog won't hunt.) 

Dan Eaton and Linda Whiting "five on 
a small organic farm in western Maine with 
three dogs, a cat, two goats, six sheep and a 
donkey. We have a little greenhouse and 
work together in Lindy's business repairing 
and restoring wood/canvas canoes and other 
boat repair that needs doing. We do see 
Ralph Johnson each year at the Maine 
Boat Builders Boat Show in Portland; it does 
mean that we have to scrape our boots and 
put on clean jeans but seeing Ralph is worth 
the effort. We really love western Maine, its 
people and its peace, but we don't get 
enough time out — snowshoeing, cross- 
country skiing in winter or hiking, canoeing 
in summer. The farm seems to need us and 
it's where we want to be. Here's an 'it's a 
small world' thing. Lindy's father, Bob 
Whiting, a teacher from Connecticut, was a 
camp counselor for years and years at Camp 
Winona on Moose Fond in Bridgeton, ME, 
and among the other counselors and his 
good friends were Mac Murphy and Buster. 
The camp was run by the Cobbs, whose son, 
Phillip, taught at GDA before our time, and 
hence the Cobb Room." 



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Lou Higgins'64 and Peter Bragdon at Lou's house in Feburary. 



Robert Canterbury checked in when 
he "... got back from skiing in Stowe,VT, 
with IGLOO (The International Gay and 
Lesbian Outdoors Organization). There 
were 150 of us. I continue to be bfissfully 
happy in semi-retirement. . .never busier. . .1 
am designing and building costumes for a 
children's opera production of "Alice in 
Wonderland" at the Boston Conservatory in 
April. . .and hats for a production of "Auntie 
Mame" (the play, not the musical) for a local 
community theater for June. I continue to 
serve on my neighborhood association's 
board of directors and represent them at 
transportation and development meetings 
concerning turnpike air rights, Longwood 
Medical Area (LMA) expansion, and a new 
Fenway Park." 

When Rob Sherman got my email, 
he responded with the speed that befits a 
Morse Flag winner. "Well, Lou, Joe Stevens 
was my roommate my first year at GDA, and 
John Mercer mentioned that you would be 
the new scribe and I'm delighted that it is 
you and not me. I am a founding general 
partner of Boston Millennia Partners, a ven- 
ture capital firm in Boston which now man- 
ages about half a billion dollars. It's a good 
business and we're growing nicely. I live in 
Chestnut Hill and have two children: Hans, 
a freshman atVanderbilt and Lauren, a junior 
at BB&N.When I'm not in Boston, I go to 



my home on Buzzard's Bay in South 
Dartmouth. I'm in good health, although 
athletic activities are now limited to golf, and 
things are in pretty good shape overall. The 
last time I was at GDA was two years ago to 
watch my son play hockey for BB&N, which 
brought back some memories. I have had the 
chance to catch up with John Everett on 
occasion and I saw Don Balser a couple of 
years ago in his new company." 

And Paul Freedberg checked in. 
"Email finally tweaked me to respond. 
Things are going well enough. Sorry I 
missed the 35th, but I had a slew of gradua- 
tions, 25th anniversary, and med school 25th 
all at the same time." (Paul, my father was 
known to say, especially to me, "No excuse is 
necessary because none could be adequate." 
Ed.) Paul goes on to say, "All of my women 
are in school. My wife, Maria, has returned 
for a master's program, and both of our 
daughters, Lexi and Amy, are at Yale, from 
where Lexi graduates this spring prior to 
undertaking a coast-to-coast bicycle trek as a 
fund-raiser for Habitat for Humanity. I serve 
on the board of directors for the 
Massachusetts Association of Practicing 
Urologists. I also prescribe enough Vitamin V, 
aka Viagra, to those of our vintage to under- 
score the fact that 'we ain't what we used to 
be'." (Paul included no free samples.) "You 
can tell Dave Martin that my pride and joy 



42 The Archon — Spring 2000 



is an old long-case clock that I bought in the 
Cotswolds four years ago as a 50th birthday 
present. We're both still ticking." 

Next up, Bruce Fraser: "I am still the 
director of the Connecticut Humanities 
Council and having a good time giving 
money away and writing and co-producing 
historical documentaries with Connecticut 
Public Television. Went through a belated 
mid-life crisis three or four years ago as I saw 
50 coming at me, considered my options, 
ruled out the truly dangerous (running away 
with Babette from the bowling ally. . .what 
would Connie say? better. ..what would she 
DO?...), and started playing competitive 
hockey instead. Took a year to get what pur- 
ported to be my skills back, but I'm now 
centering two guys every week in a good 
senior league team whose combined ages 
don't add up to my own and not embar- 
rassing myself unduly (or perhaps it's just that 
my hockey pals are too polite to comment). 
Haven't heard from Bobby Segal in ages 
and would love to track him down. Any 
guesses?" (Vintage Fraser, isn't it? Ed.) 

John Steele's email is full of good 
news. "Have been part of the Burlington, 
VT landscape for 16 years and am here to 
stay; this place has so much to offer and 
Vasile is adamant about not moving. My 
ongoing project for the millennium is my 
adopted ten-year-old son, Vasile Joseph 
Mulligan, whom I officially adopted yes- 
terday (March 6, 2000. Ed.). We both played 
hooky in order to celebrate the occasion, 
the culmination of an interesting and chal- 
lenging series of events, not necessarily in 
order. First came Moira Mulligan who has 
enriched my life in so many ways (though 
I've not always appreciated this fact), then a 
trip to Romania in '95 to bring home 
Vasile, Moira 's and my wedding in '97, and 
most recently my adoption of Vasile. It's 
taken me a while to get with the program, 
and I can honestly say that today I am fully 
on board. It's been quite a ride. Vasile is a 
product of Romania's orphanage system 
and, despite its impacts, he is a unique, exu- 
berant 4th grader with an indomitable spirit 
who is thoughtful and kind. His primary 
interests would make him a good candidate 
for today's arts-oriented GDA. He sings 
almost constantly. Professionally, I have not 
created any landscape architectural master- 
pieces to rival Frederick Law Olmstead's or 
Fletcher Steels s, but a recent skatepark for 
Burlington and a number of bike paths 
throughout the State have been fun." Do 
you guys remember Perkins II when Steele 



would drop his weights and Heb would hit 
the ceiling? 

Rocke Robertson reports: "I am still 
happily married, with two children, eight 
and 1 5 years old. Both in public school here. 
Alec (the 15 year old) is very much into his 
independence years, rejecting all advice, 
opinion, etc. He is a skateboarder, and man- 
ages to keep his grades respectable, though 
not up to Ivy League admission standards. 
Also somewhat gifted in English and art, 
which is interesting. Anna is still an angel, 
and too early to tell what hormones will do 
to her. Lousy snow year here too, although 
we did get in a fair bit of cross country 
skiing, which is our love in this area of small 
bumps which try to masquerade as downhill 
ski areas.We often get west for a week or two 
of real skiing, but not this year. My pathology 
practice is growing by leaps and bounds, and 
we have a fourth arriving in July. Until then, 
we are tied to the hospital just to keep up 
with the workload.The Canadian health care 
system is facing many challenges, the biggest 
being how to cope with the reality that 
when everything is free, everyone wants it. 
Add to this what appear to be increasing 
cancer rates and other diseases, and the 
system is overwhelmed. That in itself is a dis- 
cussion and a half, but might be interesting 
sometime. Personally, I'm continuing to 
attempt to put off the inevitable with regular 
exercise (recreational running and biking), 
but recently fell off the bike with rather scary 
consequences (facial fractures, no permanent 
damage, but really close call) so will continue 
to run and x-c ski. Also manage our bushlot 
(100 acres of hardwood and white pine) for 
firewood and lumber (selective cutting, sus- 
tainable forestry) and help my wife keep a 
few goats and a horse. Life is good, although 
older children (24 and 26) from previously 
failed marriage continue to require guidance 
and occasional funds. It seems that parent- 
hood never ends." 

Well, I suppose that having begged, 
whined and weaseled news from you all, I 
better contribute something. Patti and I got 
married in '96, at a hunting club. Next 
morning at dawn, I was back in the field 
looking for pheasant — Patti called it a 
shotgun wedding. We live in a Swiss chalet 
on the very edge of the Adirondack wilder- 
ness, and the driveway is half a mile. No 
lights from neighbors — in fact, no neigh- 
bors — no noise. Practicing law for about 25 
years with the same partner, Peter Hopkins. 
Small town, county practice. My 15-year-old 
daughter, Jennifer, is atTaft, loves it, but is still 



getting her legs under her and a little sur- 
prised at the academic competition. I think 
my biggest joy in life, and unexpectedly so, 
has been my daughter. We email faithfully. 
My messages are newsy and rambling. I get 
back some frantic blurb that appears to have 
been composed in a plunging elevator. I 
wrote a novel, unpublished (perhaps 
deservedly), and am hunting an agent. 
Taught skiing at Whiteface on weekends for 
ten years, mostly to be with Jen. Peter 
Bragdon, Headmaster Emeritus, visits occa- 
sionally, as you can see from the photo. And 
now I want to know, where is Andres? 
Where is Charlie Alexander and Bob 
Wilkins and Bob Farnum? 




'65 



Kenneth A. Linherg 

6775A Pasado Road 

hla Vista, CA 93117 

(805) 685-1868 

linberg@lifesci. hcf.ucsb. edu 



35th Class Reunion 

June 9, 10, 11, 2000 



Looking forward to seeing those of you 
who are planning to return to Byfield for 
our 35th Reunion! Several classmates have 
indicated their intentions on attending, and I 
hope you will consider showing up if you 
have been undecided up until now! 

A number of classmates were kind 
enough to send in their personal updates, and 
we all appreciate it. Peter Sargent moved 
into new digs recently and writes, "Still at 
UCSF and trying to balance teaching, 
research, 'administration' (I have other 
descriptors for this that are unprintable), as 
well as a rejuvenated personal life that follows 
my separating from my soon-to-be-ex two 
years ago and finding a new mate recently. 
Hope you are all well!" We hope life is 
becoming sweet again for you Peter, and that 



The Archon — Spring 2000 43 



class notes 



you too might wind your way back to your 
former home for this imminent gathering. 

In the elegant telegraphic brevity of a 
newsman, Peter Imber updates his status 
of late: "Still a TV producer with ABC 
based in L.A., a little league coach for my 
son's team, a better golfer than I was 30 
years ago, a lucky man." Indeed! We could 
use a little media coverage in June, Peter, 
might we not lure you to our midst? 

Eric Shepard, that Reunion stalwart, 
reports that he and his wife Diane learned 
on Christmas Eve that a third grandchild is 
on the way!! Congratulations! He writes 
that he is still "traveling extensively, almost 
200,000 miles in '99 alone!" Glad to know 
that a modest number of those miles for 
2000 will bring him and Diane to Byfield, 
right on schedule! 

Jack Gregg was kind enough to 
chime in, "Can't make the Reunion as I 
have a daughter graduating from college 
the same weekend. I have been doing a fair 
amount of sailboat racing; last summer 
included the Annapolis-Newport Race. 
Maybe Bermuda in '02. I brushed off my 
two years of Roy Ohrn's fabulous French 
class and struggled through Paris with my 
wife Laura last month. Amo, amas, amat — 
oops that was Buster Navins!"We will miss 
you, Jack, but hope you savor your 
daughter's rite of passage! 

Poised for his own rite of passage, 
Craig Johnson outlines his immediate 
future: "Y2K is assuming monumental 
status for me as I contemplate the fact that 
both my son (31) and I will be getting mar- 
ried this year. My impulsive recommenda- 
tion to combine the two events was sum- 
marily rejected by my son and both 
fiancees! Subsequently I realized that I was 
only trying to compensate for all of the 
missed opportunities to engage in father- 
and-son activities in the past. Perhaps you 
all can help me work through these com- 
pensation issues when we meet 6/9 -6/11, 
2000." 

If that isn't a cry for help, I don't what 
is. How could you not return to GDA to 
help a buddy seeking clarification and 
redemption!?! Don't be a stick-in-the- 
mud, mark those day planners, book those 
tickets, and put on a happy face. Byfield or 
bust! See you there and then! 



'66 



Michael J. Little 

82A Summer Street 

Waterville, ME 04901 

207-859-9925 

brca@mint.net 



It is fascinating to hear from my class- 
mates! We are such a varied bunch, and have 
such amazing connections! Tim Keeney 
writes that he had been out to Minnesota 
to visit his partner from SEAL Training, 
who is now Governor of that state. His 
older boys are getting out into the world: 
Tim, Jr., is going through SEAL training 
himself, and Clint is with the Americorps in 
the NYC school system. Tim's two daugh- 
ters, Emily and Lucy, are in grammar school 
in Somers, CT His wife, Mary, is "due to 
deliver the next installment in March 
2000." All the best to Mom, Dad and the 
little one — God Bless. 

Jeff Weber wrote from Hastings-on- 
Hudson, NY, that he is working at Odyssey 
Network as president of Odyssey 
Productions. He is eagerly awaiting the day 
when his kids (Ben a sophomore at 
Middlebury and Emily a junior at The 
Masters School) are out of school (aren't we 
all!!), "so that he can kayak and make rustic 
furniture full time." Ted Caldwell is still up 
in the Adirondack wilderness where he is 
bringing science and environmental educa- 
tion to three small school districts (it was 
great to run into Ted at the last reunion and 
find that we were both doing environmental 
ed!). His son Ruben is a senior at Colgate; 
son Sam is at Colorado College. Ted's wife 
Jane recently received an MA in English 
from Oxford's Lincoln College — Congrat- 
ulations! "Gradually we are figuring out the 
no-kids-at-home routine, and we are 
learning that what we don't know about the 
boys is probably best." Amen to that, brother! 

Charles Lee is in the Asheville, NC, 
area. He recently emailed GDA announcing 
the availability of his book, Counseling the 
Newly HIV Diagnosed, online at http:// 
www.fatbrain.com/. He also has a personal 
website (http://sites.netscape.net/pozrev/ 
page7.htm). How many of you have a per- 
sonal site? If you let me know, I will post 
them here so that we can stay in contact by 
another means. 

As for me, Mike Little, I have a new job 
in Central Maine, watershed protection on 




Grandpa Jeff Harris '67 with daughter Jess and grandsons 
Tyler and Connor. 



the Belgrade Lakes; a new apartment in 
Waterville, ME; and am newly divorced and 
learning to live the single life again. I am 
looking forward to spring when the herptiles 
of Maine will begin moving, and I can indulge 
my passion for reptiles and amphibians! 



'67 



Bennett H. Beach 

1201 Denton Road 

Bethesda, MD 20814 

(301) 951-9643 

ben_beach @tws. org 



Just when we thought we'd rung 
down the curtain on the Class of 67 's 
progeny, word arrived from Salem that Judy 
and Fred Burchsted have become the 
proud parents of their first child. He 
arrived in August 1998. When Fred is not 
busy being a father, he can be found in 
Harvard's Widener Library, where he helps 
keep track of the holdings of the world's 
largest university library. 

Education is also the mission of Joe 
Schwarzer, who expects to break ground 
in December for the Graveyard of the 
Atlantic Museum in Hatteras, NC. Joe 
travels around giving talks and raising 
money and is in love with the Outer Banks. 
In order to make the 20th century last as 
long as possible, Chuck Davis and family 



44 The Archon — Spring 2000 



celebrated New Year's Eve in Hawaii. Jeff 
Harris is getting around, too. He and Sue 
spent most of March in Australia, at Great 
Barrier Reef and elsewhere. 

Two old Mainers, Ray Huard and 
Stanley Greenberg, had a reunion outside 
Chicago earlier this year and agreed they'd 
rather be Downeast eating lobster. Charlie 
Murphy is selling cooling towers and other 
industrial equipment for F. L. Cooke Co. in 
Branford, CT. Daughter Kate, a junior at 
Deerfield, is captain of the crew team. If 
you want a nice piece ofVermont furniture, 
see Wayne Noel at Lyndon Woodworking 
in an area of the state known as the 
Northeast Kingdom. Don't ask Wayne 
about the Red Sox anymore. 

Gene Romero, wife Kathy, apple-of- 
their-eye Kate (now three), three dogs, two 
cats, and an undisclosed number of fleas 
piled into their new car in April and took 
off on a four-week national tour. Gene is 
teaching Kate to play the piano. Ross 
Magrane put in his time as a sub and is 
now a full-time teacher at the School of 
Performing Arts in Elizabeth, N.J. Don 
Gay has just completed his 13th year as a 
lacrosse coach, and his daughter Candace, a 
high school junior, is playing for the team 
at Academy of the Sacred Heart in 
Bloomfield Hills, MI. Don sang recently 
with the Rackham Symphony Choir in 
the performance of "Voices of Light," the 
story of the passion of Joan of Arc. 

Peter Osgood is living in northern 
Virginia and is a veteran on the pre-sales 
support group at Compaq Computer. For 
fun, he helped start the Ashburn Model 
Yacht Club. Russ Bolles bought a house on 
Lake Winnipesaukee (NH) and is now in 
the midst of a total renovation. He got out 
to the Yellowstone area last winter for some 
snowmobiling. Larry Miller invites any 
classmates driving through Delaware to get 
in touch. He hopes to be at our next 
reunion and ensures everyone that "rumors 
of my demise are grossly exaggerated." The 
man who "found" Larry, Bill Alfond, is 
adjusting to life without kids at home and 
keeping up with their athletic pursuits. 
There's now a little more time for tennis, 
skiing, volunteering, and traveling (mostly 
to see his three children). 

Jeff Wood, the meetings director for 
the American Institute of Chemical 
Engineers in New York, has a daughter 
studying communications at NYU and a 
son just graduating from high school. 
When he's not designing buildings for 



Brooks or other clients, or ice climbing, 
Paul Hemmerich is often biking. He and 
wife Bart are in the annual New 
Hampshire Firefighters' Ride for Muscular 
Dystrophy, a three-day trip that goes the 
length of the Granite State. 

Mike Rogers is helping establish the 
Museo de Antiguedades Peru, devoted to the 
Peruvian-Spanish heritage of Peru's north- 
coast region. His other projects include art 
directing an animated feature movie version 
of "Treasure Island." Conferences took 
Andy Rimmington to Tucson and New 
Orleans (right at Mardi Gras), so he is finding 
life in the states quite to his liking. 



'68 



Daniel C. Look 

3287 Whitfield Drive 

Marietta, GA 30062 

(770) 977-3135 

dcl@dm-resources. com 



Don Hayes (DonRHayes@worldnet. 
att.net) is still part owner of Optical Disc 
Corporation, although he decided to take a 
year sabbatical away from the day-to-day 
thrills of CDs, DVDs, and the like. During 
that time off, he became enamored with 
computer networking, streaming media, and 
other such Internet activities. He is now 
taking night courses on this new technology 
and expects to be smart enough to do some- 
thing with it soon. He is not going back to 
ODC (he can visit it on the web). Finally, his 
regards to all classmates. 

Bob Martin is assistant chef at 
Greenhorn Creek Golf Club, Angels Camp, 
CA. Thinking about working for a five-star 
hotel in "gorde manager" kitchen — pates, 
caviors, elaborate appetizers. Robert 
Terhune Stewart reports, "After experi- 
encing a particularly acrimonious divorce 
and custody battle, I have concentrated my 
law practice primarily in the area of high- 
conflict divorce/custody mediation. Also, in 
my ongoing efforts to help other families 
avoid some of the loss and pain I have suf- 
fered, I am working on my master's in mar- 
riage and family therapy from St. Joseph 
College, West Hartford, CT." 

Dave Mitchell (mitched@sunbeam. 
com) emails the following: "Good to hear 
from you. I hope this finds you and yours 
well for the New Year. About one year ago 
Linda and I moved to Boca Raton, Florida 
for a new job with Sunbeam Corp (yes, the 
Chainsaw Al Sunbeam, though he'd already 
done his damage by then and had been 



fired). I came down as President, Licensing 
and am responsible for licensing all of our 
brands such as Coleman, Mr. Coffee, Health- 
o-meter, Oster, Eastpak, and, of course, 
Sunbeam. Like everything else at Sunbeam, 
the licensing was a mess, so 1999 was spent 
cleaning up, reenergizing existing licensees, 
and finding new ones, as well as hiring new 
people. So far, though, it's been great. As for 
Florida, I am the last person I thought would 
have enjoyed moving here, but as it turns 
out, it has been great. Winter, naturally, is 
pretty close to heaven weather-wise, and 
summer isn't so bad, though it is a touch 
warm and moist. Lin is retired and enjoying 
all that Florida has to offer. We were up 
north for the holidays and, as always, had a 
great time seeing the grandchildren (now 
four of them and one more coming). 
Business keeps me traveling quite a bit both 
here and abroad, but if ever any alums are 
down this way, it would be great to see them. 
Best regards to all." 

Harry Kangis (Kangishj@aol.com) is 
surviving in Cincinnati. He writes that, as 
Mark Twain said, "Cincinnati is the place to 
be when the world ends, because everything 
always comes there ten years late." He sur- 
vived all the faux millennium hub-bub just 
fine, and is back keeping American well caf- 
feinated as President of Millstone Coffee. His 
new year's gift was Consumer Reports ranking 
it the best tasting coffee. Harry's son is get- 
ting married this May, and then they are 
finally free of all parental duties that necessi- 
tate writing checks. (Dreamer!!!!) Harry 
sends his best to all. 

Charles S. Johnson III (charlesj@ 
henderson.net) writes that Laura and he 
finally selected an architect to design the 
house for their lot in East Harwich. Plans 
should be finished around Mar/ Apr with a 
house completion date somewhere around 
late summer or early fall. He hopes to have it 
paid off by the time he gets ready to retire in 
about 12 years. (Retirement??!! We are get- 
ting up there.) In the meanwhile, it'll be 
rental property & hopefully pay it's own way. 

Art Veaesy (AVeasey887@aol.com) 
was interested to hear that we are planning 
on moving back north. If moving to R.I. I 
should keep in mind that Bobby Parsons 
fives in Providence. Art's wife, Susan, and he 
get together once every year, usually for 
dinner in Boston with Bobby and his wife 
Susie. Bobby and his brother Ged are part- 
ners at Parsons Capital Management, a suc- 
cessful Investment Management Firm in 
Providence. He also keeps in regular touch 



The Archon — Spring 2000 45 



lass notes 




Richard O'Leary'75 with '69ers Peter Bomeman, Tim 
Tenne)', John O'Leary, Fred Lylc, and John Williams 
at Tim 's 50th birthday celebration at Beaver Creek. 




John O'Leary '69 and Peter Bomeman '69 



with Jim Rudolph and sees Mark Tucker 
at Alumni/ae Council meetings. Susan and 
Art live in West Newbury, which you may 
remember, is only about 15 minutes from 
the academy. They have two great kids, 
Helen, almost 12 and Bobby, eight. Art still 
travels 40 miles into Harvard Square each 
day to Cambridge Trust Company where he 
heads up the Trust and Investment depart- 
ment for the last 12 years. He hopes if any of 
the mates from '68 are ever in The Square to 
stop in and say hello. 

I got a note from Bob Parsons (iwpar- 
sons(S^aol.com) shortly after Art's email. Bob 
and Susie speak highly of living in 
Providence for over 27 years. Bob touts 
Providence as a very livable place with all big 
city amenities without the size and a good 
central location. I look forward to his and 
Susie introduction to the city. Harold 
Levine is still practicing medicine on Cape 
Cod. I got a handwritten note from him, and 
he writes like a doctor. It took me and three 



handwriting experts to decipher the con- 
tent. He enjoys the absence of tourist traffic 
and the quite of a relatively mild winter. He 
and Jills daughter Libby, who is 15, was a star 
varsity soccer player as a freshman at Cape 
Cod Academy. His son Jacob, 14, has applied 
to prep schools and hopes to begin next fall. 
Andover, Exeter, Choate and Hotchkiss are 
his top choices. Harold is pulling for GDA, 
but Jacob wants a bigger school. Jill is run- 
ning Harold's office. Keep pulling for GDA. 

Charlie Johnson Jr. just completed an 
around-the-world for his 50th birthday and 
the millennium celebration. Charlie stopped 
to see Dan Ogg, but he was off fishing. 
Charlie was then off to the northeast to his 
small cabin in the Maine woods. Charlie 
hopes to hook up with Rob Lord and Rick 
Scheiss, but they are citified and may not be 
out in the woods. 

My family continues to be well and we 
are going through the college selection 
process with our daughter Courtney. Our 
sons are continuing their careers of jour- 
nalism and acting in the northeast. Sean was 
recently promoted at the New Haven paper 
and David continues to be acting in 
Shakespearian plays in New York City. I have 
just returned from my annual bareboat sail in 
the British Virgin Islands. It was a great week. 
Thank you for all of the notes and e-mails. 
Keep in touch. 



'69 



Jeffrey L. Gordon 

Glen Farm Road 

Portsmouth, RJ 02871 

(401) 849-5893 

jlgordonl@uol.com 



Tim Tenney writes that Fred Lyle 
stopped by and they took on the local pond 
hockey enthusiasts. Tim wonders how Fred 
ever got the boot from GDA. He's too good 
a hockey player! Jon Williams questions 
my math skills by referring to the fact that 
his GDA math studies lead him to the con- 
clusion that we will celebrate the Academy's 
4th century next January. (I must have been 
reading Sports Illustrated in Heb's class 
when we did that calculation!) Jon goes on 
to say that he just concluded his year as pres- 
ident of Metro Denver Home Builders' 
Association. He is still building homes and 
selling construction technology, working 



with state legislative efforts for the industry. 
He and Mary will be at Beaver Creek to 
celebrate Tenney s 50th. 

I saw Peter Dorsey at Art Sager's 
memorial service last month (there will be 
another service on Reunion Day). Peter is 
in serious training, mainly so he can fit into 
the suits he had at Governor Dummer. As an 
extra incentive, he also wants to ski 
Tuckerman's Ravine this spring. If he 
decides to do it, I promised him that any 
photographic proof he produced would be 
published in the next issue of class notes. 




70 



J. Randall Whitney 

183 Kashoba Road 

Concord, MA 01142 

(978) 369-0914 

jrandall. ivhitney@jipaper. com 



30th Class Reunion 

June 9, 10, 11, 2000 



William Murray says: "I regret that I 

will not be able to attend our 30th 
Reunion, as I am getting married on June 
10! I met a most wonderful woman, Janine 
Collins (U.C. Berkeley, Oxford, University 
of Nice) and can't wait to introduce her to 
all of you. We met in our church choir and 
have been dating for two years. My chil- 
dren are doing great (ages 10 and 15) — 
sometimes I think they like Janine more 
than they like me! I received a big promo- 
tion: Director of Service. My company 
changed its name to Axiom. I hope Janine 
and I can meet with some of you during 
our swings through Boston." 

Stilman Davis has a cup of tea waiting 
for those who make it to Slimbndge, his 
home in England. He now works for a small 



46 The Archon — Spring 2000 



publisher services company. Mary, his wife, 
and the dogs are well. Stilman looks forward 
to Reunion in June with the hopes of seeing 
Don Barkin. Bob Jaffe has just finished 
another theater project, "...and then you go 
on." This anthology of works by Samuel 
Beckett was performed by Bob, with great 
reviews from the Boston Globe. Daughter, 
Erica, waits to hear from colleges, while son, 
Max, is a freshman in high school. 

Randy Whitney" has begun "the next 
phase" — daughter Catherine Whitney '01 
is travelling to colleges for tours. 



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Stephen J. Connelly 

1 19 Madison Avenue 

Clifton, NJ 07011-2705 

(973) 773-3929 

sconnel3@csc.com 

Mario Rivera 

180 SW 78th Avenue 

Margate, FL 33068 

(954) 720-1673 

riveraj@aol.com 

Home Phone: (954) 718-0479 

Email: mario.rivera@stainless.com 



I arrived at Willy's manor house this 
morning, greeted by Teddy the resident 
poodle. For a moment I attempted to soothe 
his frantic ways when a voice suggested, 
"Don't bother with Teddy, Steve, he's 
French." In an instant, I knew we were again 
a band of brothers, just as Shakespeare had 
described. 

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; 
For he today that sheds his blood with me 
Shall be my brother. 
— Shakespeare, Henry V, Act IV, Scene 3 

This band of brothers of which 
Shakespeare speaks, penned centuries ago, 
yet resonant still, reflects not just the bonding 
from combat; it reflects the shared experi- 
ences of living through successful times, near 
successful times, and keeping one's compo- 
sure and overcoming. This also speaks to 
integrity, character and tenacity when faced 
with situations that challenge personal stan- 
dards. Although we may be a little heavier 
and slightly slower, our general bearing and 
conduct is recognizable from our days at the 
Academy. It is more significant that a lifetime 
has passed, and we, the sons of our fathers, are 
now the fathers to our sons and daughters. 

Willy Phippen (willp@mediaone.net) 



is babysitting his brood of Morris, Adam, 
Nell, and Emma while his wife Sandy is in 
Italy doing a Thelma and Louise road trip 
with a good friend. Sandy's mom, Eleanor, is 
also part of the household. Teddy is one of 
several four-legged creatures that ramble 
around Dodges Row, along with the horses, 
selected fowl (the two-legged kind), and a 
cat. Although there are several vehicles in the 
driveway, Will's most cherished one is his 
Kubota front loader that he commands with 
the air of a redneck as he manages the 
manure and compost piles. Will is moving to 
the top of the ranks at the Peabody Essex 
Museum in Salem. It has grown more 
prominent in the museum world nationally 
and internationally and Will has a hand in it's 
success. Be sure to visit PEM when you 
come to the next reunion. He says that if you 
prefer to visit the museum in your under- 
wear, logon to www.pem.org and see some 
of his handiwork. Send him an email; just 
don't get him going on composting or he'll 
never stop! 

I received a Christmas card with instruc- 
tions for The Puerto Rican Parranda from 
Peter Alfond. A Parranda is a group of three 
of more people using instruments such as the 
guiro, the maracas and the cuatro to surprise 
family and friends by bringing "la vida local" 
to festivities during the holiday season. Peter 
writes "Stephen, enjoyed your letter! Life is 
terrific for me and my family in the 
Caribbean. I am thinking of moving to the 
Dominican Republic. My oldest daughter 
Rebekah is a student at Brown and doing 
well. My son Kyle lives with me. My other 
girls Sarah and Deborah live with their 
mother in Pordand, OR. I am running 
Dexter Shoes' factories in Puerto Rico and 
the Dominican Republic and it has been and 
continues to be a challenging and exciting 
business." Peter, thank you for the card and 
your notes. 

A note card and Christmas letter were 
forwarded by Dave Shove. Every couple of 
months Dave and I exchange phone calls 
about boats or spas. This past summer I 
bumped into Dave and three of his five kids 
at Fresh Fields. It was a pleasant surprise. 
Dave and his wife Beth live in Glen Ridge, 
NJ.They have five kids: Graham, who lives in 
Maine and zips around in a red Saab;Vlady 
who just entered adolescence and plays 
lacrosse and soccer; Lena is in the upper ele- 
mentary school and dolls are being set aside 
for Brittany Spears and a love of horses; 
Khristina has a winning smile and wins as 
most popular, entering a new school this year 



and knowing everyone by October! ; Julian is 
setting a new standard for "tidal-wave 
threes" by outdoing the "terrible twos." He 
loves trains and is doing well in school. Dave 
writes, "Hi Steve - Happy Y2K! Things 
remain challenging and fun at Prudential 
Securities. After our phone call I foolishly 
bought a 38 foot Ericson — she is on land at 
Atlantic Highlands and will be moored there 
this summer. Should be fun. Maybe we 
could raft-up somewhere." Dave, thank you 
for your letter and your notes. 

It never ceases to amaze me when I 
have a chance to visit with Andrew 
Nelson. While in Portland on business, I 
took the opportunity to give him a call and 
he insisted that we have dinner that very 
night. Arriving at Nelson Rarities (www. 
nelsonrarities.com,) I was greeted by Andy 
and shown around the establishment. 
Immediately I felt the same warmth and 
interest in catching up with news that he 
always expressed in Byfield. He remembered 
family members and dear friends from 
Dover and Brookline and asked for each by 
name. As he was finishing up preparing for a 
meeting with a French client in New York, 
Andy's facility to move from a rather 
parochial world such as mine, to the cultured 
world of art and beauty which is his realm, 
impressed me deeply. And how true he 
remains to the person of elegance, style and 
warmth I knew at the Academy. At dinner 
with his partner, Malcolm Logan, the con- 
versation and rapt interest shared between us 
was edifying. It was the consummate Andy. 
What's more, he insisted on giving me a ride 
back across town, which I readily accepted. 
How impressive it is to have a friend who 
drives around in the biggest late model 
Mercedes I ever saw. And most inspiring, 
how effortlessly he guided us through the 
streets of Portland, fully in command. 

Walking around the woods in Beverly is 
not how one usually pictures John dayman 
spending his time. Yet for over an hour we 
had an engaging conversation about what 
life has brought and how the successes and 
near successes are all a part of who we are. 
Now that John has three kids with wife 
Lake, nature has become a new interest that 
he shares with his family and friends. Jack is 
15, the oldest and an excellent hockey player. 
John is very pleased that Jack has offered to 
help teach the younger kids the ways of the 
Beverly rink. Annie is a beautiful and bright 
11 -year-old that has John wrapped around 
her little finger. I haven't met Ellie, age eight, 
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is amazed and awed to be blest with three 
wonderful kids. This becomes evident when 
John speaks about his family, it resonates in 
his voice. What a wonderful journey we 
shared in that hour. 

Russ Ethridge writes, "I'm the 
recendy elected judge for Grosse Pointe, MI 
(part-time) and still practicing law. My wife 
Deb Wright is on sabbatical from her med- 
ical practice, while three kids and hockey, 
soccer, sailing, etc. dominate our time." 

Postmarked from White Paver Junction, 
VT, Gorty Baldwin's notes are full of news 
in his life. Gorty writes, "I'm now Hving in 
Newfane,VT with my second wife Pam. We 
have five children, ages three years to 23 
years. All are healthy and in college or day- 
care. Pam and I won the Four Columns Inn. 
The inn has 15 rooms and one of the best 
restaurants in New England. Come visit! 
We'd love to see GDA friends!" 

When in California a few months ago, I 
experienced a moment of awareness. It was 
like the moment with Tucker at Harvard I 
described in my last letter. My brother Ben, 
our friend Lee, and I were driving down Rte. 
101 out of San Francisco. The day was beau- 
tiful and this band of brothers was looking 
forward to a day of skeet shooting. I turned 
for a moment to look out the window at the 
mountains to the sea in the distance. As we 
sped toward Gonzales, the flora and fauna, 
recognized in the near distance, gradually 
receded.Yet the trees and plants at the edge of 
the road whipped by out of view with hardly 
a recognition of what these were. I was struck 
with how this may be an analogy of my own 
life while living it. I may be aware of what is 
directly in front of me, yet I am uncertain of 
what may lie around the next bend, or in the 
rain shower ahead. What really was unsettling 
though, was the speed at which the things 
right next to me were disappearing. Were 
these the lost moments or needs with faith, 
family and friends that I did not recognize? 
Were these the lost opportunities that I was 
meant to capitalize on? For that moment, 
which seemed longer than the blink of an eye 
in which it took place, I came to understand. 
The moments shared with family and friends 
are the lasting things in life. Being thankful 
for these moments may seem insignificant, 
taken for granted; the significance comes in 
the recognition and expressing it sooner 
rather than later. 



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Geoffrey A. Durham 
504 Roosevelt Drive 

Libertyville, IL 60048 
(847) 549-8407 

gdurham@allstate.com 



Jim Whitmore writes that young 
John is now three and started pre-school. 
He has a little brother or sister due in April. 
They just purchased a new home in 
Gloucester at 6 Old Salem Road. . . "Great 
views, big project. Hey, where is Arnold?" 

Tracy Will writes that snow has been 
rare in Wisconsin, but it finally looks like 
winter might arrive. After a Rose Bowl 
victory for the Wisconsin football team and 
a hockey team sweep over North Dakota's 
Fighting Sioux, they've gotten over a 
stinker season by the beloved Green Bay 
Packers. Tracy is raising corporate funds to 
underwrite his upcoming history series for 
Wisconsin Public Television, "Wisconsin 
Stories." He eagerly is awaiting spring for 
his chance to shoot the ten programs for 
the series. He has lots of research, writing 
and meetings, but still plenty of time for his 
wife and two boys. He is also working on a 
proposal for another travel guidebook — 
this time on upstate New York for Fodor's 
Compass American Guide Series. Spring 
also brings golf and sailing. He sends his 
best to all. 

Chris Swenson is still in sunny 
Seattle. He writes that it was not him in his 
Nikes busting up Niketown in downtown 
Seattle in December. His son, Skylar, and 
he joined a 30,000 plus peaceful group of 
marchers that day. All is well and wet in 
Seattle. As for the Durham family, Geoff 
Durham reports life has not changed much 
lately. Work at Allstate has been very busy, 
and the family is fine. He writes, "Our sixth 
grade daughter, Andrea, still fills our free 
time. My wife, Jana, is active in Girl Scouts 
as council registrar and troop leader. We are 
active in conservatory programs in the 
local Forrest preserves restoring native 
Illinois prairie and woodlands. This pro- 
gram is through a local elementary school 
working with fifth graders." 



Congratulations 

to Edward Young '73 who recendy has 
been appointed to serve on the Test 
Advisory Committee of the Board of the 
Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). 
He is also now serving on the Test Advisory 
Committee of the ISEE (Independent 
School Entrance Examination) in New 
York. Young explains, "In addition to being 
fun, it is interesting to have some input into 
the national testing and professional admis- 
sions issues facing independent schools." 



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Edward Young 

11 Old Road 

Byfield, MA 01922 

(978) 463-8272 

eyoung@gda.org 



www. gda.org 



"In the bleak mid- winter" ... to steal a 
phrase from one of my favorite winter 
hymns, we find ourselves in the midst of 
another busy school session here in Byfield. 
Luckily, some things never change. Speaking 
of change, Dolf HafFenrefFer has made a 
career change. After 25 years in the trucking 
and excavating business he is getting out. 
Dolf will now work for a large road building 
and aggregate producing company in Rhode 
Island. In addition to less stress it is also fun 
to get paid every week without all the wor- 
ries. Dolf and wife Lisa are enjoying their 
three children — Lindley now at Colgate, 
Adolf IV at Portsmouth Abby (instead of 
dear old alma mater, I might add), and 
youngest son Andrew is in 8th grade. Dolf, 
there's still time to redeem the family name. 
Send us Andrew! 

Ian Chisholm writes that he has just 
been promoted to vice president of 
Underwriting at Union Mutual Insurance 
Company in Montpelier,VT Ian is planning 
on making his way back to Byfield this June 
for reunions. I'm sure he'd like to see some 
of you. So come on down or back as the case 
may be. Marcia Field Kessler is keeping 
busy as a faculty member in Educational 
Technology at Lesley College and the 
University of MA in Boston. Marcia is also a 
building technology coordinator at her chil- 
dren's' elementary school. Marcia reports that 
she heard from Jeannie Bethel '75 last year 
when she supervised Jeannie's brother-in- 
law's certification as an educator. Marcia 



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mentions what a small world it is. Indeed it 
is. I too visited with Jeannie last year when 
she returned to campus to say hello. Well 
Marcia, it seems that you are at least as busy 
as you were when we were all here together. 
Smiling that wonderful smile and laughing 
through it all. I'm sure we'd all like to see you 
back in June! 

Speaking of coming back, Mike Balf 
writes that he and his family will be stateside 
for a couple of weeks this March. As you may 
recall from previous notes, Mike lives in 
Israel on a Kibbutz with his wife Rachel two 
daughters and son. Mike, when he 
responded, said he was in the middle of his 
annual reserve military service. He was 
guarding the border opposite Jordan, just 
south of the Sea of Galilee. In his spare time 
he continues to pursue his PhD in 
Holocaust studies at Hebrew U. By the time 
you read this I hope I will have had a won- 
derful reunion with Mike and his family. 

Keep those cards and letters coming. I 
enjoy hearing from each of you. I extend 
to any of you in the area an invitation to 
stop in for a visit. George Brock, via a 
stop at Bake's veterinary clinic in NH, this 
fall did just that. Now if he could make it 
in from Ohio surely you "guys" right down 
the street have no excuse. Until we meet 
again, stay cool. 



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PamJ.Toner 

223 Riverside Drive 

Fairfield, CT 06430 

(203) 254-2371 

Pam.toner@newsedge.com 



Steve Winer is in his 13th year as 
Director ofTennis at the Wayside Racquet & 
Swim Club in Marlboro, MA. He writes, 
"My 4.0 USTA/New England Tournament 
in October was voted tournament of the 
year in New England! I celebrated my fifth 
anniversary in October and my daughter 
Jillian will be two in March! Colin Cross 
says all is well in Winnetka, IL with his wife 
Teri and their three children, Colin (12), 
Elizabeth (10) and Brian (six). Douglas 
Morse says, "My wife Katherine and I have 
recently purchased a historical home by 
noted South California architect, Wallace 
Neff in Pasadena. We have also recently 
adopted a wonderful dog that we found 
abandoned along the Oregon coast. Wishing 
everyone well in 2000." 

Dan Johnson says: "A whole lot of 
water has passed under the bridge since I've 




communicated with anyone from GDA 
(since 1974), so I thought I might emerge 
from hiding. I live in Merritt Island, FL 
where I teach high school history and eco- 
nomics. I also produce and market a line of 
premium saltwater fishing flies (I won't elab- 
orate because that is a soap box you do not 
want me up on). I am shepherding a teenage 
son towards adulthood (I'll be lucky to live 
through it). I became a teacher six years ago 
after 15 or so years in a number of manage- 
ment positions. I would be interested in 
hearing what others in the class have done, 
so if the opportunity presents itself, let my e- 
mail address out: edj2@mindspring.com." 

Ronald Gannett writes, "Life is good. 
My wife of 20 years, Connie and I, have 
three kids, 18, 13, and nine. I am a vice pres- 
ident with Danvers Savings Bank in Danvers, 
MA, living in Exeter, NH." He is also 
looking for classmates, Tim McCusker and 
Tim McClellan. Ronald is still a great fish- 
erman, but his golf is just like it was 20 years 
ago!! David Schumann's hair salon and 
spa, Linear Aveda Hair Design, is getting too 
large, again. Look for him on Boylston Street 
this fall. Congratulations, David. 

The stork has blessed Jeff and Grace 
Holihan with their first child, Kylie 
Elizabeth, who is now eight months old! ! Jeff 
is currently working for an ISP (Internet 
Service Provider) and is attending a CPA 
program. He and his wife are living in 
Hampton, NH. Seth Kilgore's volunteer 
passion is the South-End Lower Roxbury 
Open Space Land Trust. The Land Trust 
acquires vacant land and renovates the 
parcels into community gardens and parks in 
Boston's most dense neighborhoods. The 



community gardening is great fun and the 
fund-raising and on-going maintenance of 
the land is a challenge— but rewarding. "Our 
organization has won many awards — Mass. 
Horticultural Society, Boston Society of 
Architects. We're progressing nicely," writes 
Seth. 

As for your class scribe, I am working 
for SageMaker, an internet startup, hoping to 
make my fortune!! My kids spend a lot of 
time with me at the office, because we have 
a football table for stress relief. They think 
that all offices have toys! We are in the throes 
of First Communion preparation for my 
oldest after just finishing a successful sales 
campaign for Girl Scout Cookies. She was 
the second highest producer, beat only by a 
family where BOTH parents are in sales. 



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David Bohman 

551 Pinellas Bay way 

St. Petersburg, FL 33715 

(727) 866-2793 

dvbohman@aol.com 



25th Class Reunion 

June 9, 10, 11, 2000 



Louise Johnson is enjoying being 
back in Byfield and looks forward to being 
able to attend some GDA functions. 
Spencer Puriton is celebrating the new 
millennium in Franconia, NH with family 
and classmate James White. All my best to 
the class of '75 especially Skip Pendleton 
and Jack Swenson whom I expect to run 
into on the slopes. 



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As our 25th reunion approaches (has it 
really been that long?) more good news from 
the class of '75. It's so interesting, some of us 
are parents of newborns, others have kids in 
their 20's. Come back June 9th... we have a 
lot to talk about. 

Audrey Cesario Grant is enjoying 
her winters in New York's Finger Lakes 
region, in Skaneades, where it snows from 
Halloween to Mother's Day, and can't wait 
for summer, when she can enjoy sailing on 
the lakes. Audrey and her husband Gary just 
had their first child,Trevor John, and like me, 
Audrey waited until she was into her 40's 
before changing her first diaper. 

Maria Papaioanou Gray has moved 
to Portsmouth, NH with her two children. 
She's still teaching and continuing post-grad- 
uate coursework in music. Her son Jack is a 
communications major at the University of 
New Hampshire, while her daughter Rose is 
in the process of deciding where she'll go to 
school next year. 

Rich O'Leary, as many of you know, 
has stayed in touch with Governor Durnmer 
in various capacities, including a recent stint 
as a member of the Board of Trustees. He 
recently met new headmaster Marty 
Doggett, and wants the rest of us in the class 
of '75 to know Doggett is the perfect choice 
to lead GDA into the next century. 

Some of us who live in cities can talk 
about the long drive to work, but no one in 
our class can top the stories of Dan Morris, 
when it comes to commutes. Dan leaves his 
Northern New Jersey home late Sunday for 
Kansas City, and returns Friday night, as he is 
heading up a large corporate relocation pro- 
gram. Dan will be at the June reunion. Hey 
when you consider his work schedule, 
Byfield is not a long way off. 



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Carol Ann Goldberg-Aydin 

301 East 94th Street, 24B 

NewYork, NY 10128 

(212) 410-1781 

caaydin@aol.com 



Hi everyone. Hope you are all well and 
are looking forward to spring (or if you are 
down under, to fall). 

Steve "Woody" Benson wrote to say, 
"I am CEO and president of a company 
called MCK Communications, which went 



public in October of last year. I am married 
with two kids, Jake (8) and Elise (7), and I'm 
living in Newton. We also have 2 dogs, a 
bird, a guinea pig and a lizard." Here's what 
Pete Lawlor had to say in his note: "My 
wife Loyce and I live in the Chelmsford 
home, which I grew up in, with our three 
children: Barrett (11), Peter Jr. (7) and Ted (6 
mos.Yikes!) The children's swim team, hockey 
and diapers ensure few quiet moments. I left 
the law firm that I had been at for 15 years to 
start my own firm in March of 1998. My 
partner and I have been fortunate to bring 
with us a strong and growing client base. See 
you all next year for number 25. 

Ted Reed also dropped a post card in 
the mail to say, "All's well with us in 
Falmouth, ME. Skiing a lot of machine- 
made snow and praying for the real stuff. I'm 
living through a major corporate merger, not 
fun, but learning a lot. Looking forward to 
the second annual gathering in North 
Conway this spring (last of the ski season) of 
Neal McElroy, Nina Chiara McElroy, 
Tony Davis and Brian Noyes (and fami- 
lies) ."Thanks too,Ted for your kind note and 
best wishes to you too. Ted is also looking to 
hear from Jay Walsh. He can email Ted at 
EREED 1 @maine.rr.com. 

I can always count on Perry Smith to 
send some news. "How are you?" he writes. 
Just fine, Perry, thank you . He writes, "I have 
taken a new position in Boston as principal 
with Baystate Financial Services, providing 
estate, business and personal financial and tax 
planning for clients for our 75 associates. 
Also, I am treasurer of Holt Elwell Memorial 
Foundations, which owns camp Mowblis, a 
seven- week, summer boys (age 8-14) camp 
on Newfound Lake in New Hampshire. I 
spent 10 summers there as a boy and coun- 
selor — anyone interested can contact me at 
home at (781) 431-8498." Congrats, Perry. 

O.K. That's it for the current news. I 
found a pile of post cards of old news, but I 
feel compelled to write the news here. You'll 
all forgive me for tucking the cards away in 
a place I thought I'd certainly remember. 
NOT. Jill Sarver wrote in early 1999: 1 have 
taken a position with Codina Realty 
Services, Inc., formerly Condina Bush Klein, 
as office manger of their Broward Division 
of Commercial Sales and Leasing." Congrats, 
Jill! Chip Calcagni wrote in 1998: "What's 
shakin? Let's see. I got married last year to 



Claire Keller on September 6, 1997. On 
August 12, 1998, Claire gave birth to a 6 lb. 
10 oz baby girl Madelina Calcagni. Not a 
bad name for a Jewish Mayflower baby, eh? 
Hope to see you soon." Hey, Chip, congrat- 
ulations, belatedly to you and Claire. By now, 
Madelina is walking and talking. How fun! 

Peter Hampton wrote in 1998: 
"Change of address to Omaha, NE. New job 
and city..." He is director of Strategic 
Planning and Research of Bozell Worldwide 
(advertising). Hope you are still having fun, 
Peter! Eric O'Brian wrote in 1998: "Great 
news! We have finally moved back to New 
England. I have taken a new job at Providian 
in Concord, NH, and have relocated to 
Bedford. Look forward to seeing more of 
our GDA friends. Hope all is well." 
Hayward "Tom" Adams wrote in 1998: 
"Deb and I just celebrated our 15th anniver- 
sary in Paris. Still having a ball together. Our 
daughter Morgan is heading to Phillips 
Exeter and our son Ian has gotten me into 
snowboarding. I should have bought the "Fat 
Bob" but my ego couldn't take it. This kind 
of snowboard for large feet but for a big guy, 
it has bad connotations!" 

As for me, not much is new with us and 
that's fine. We did go to California on vaca- 
tion. We endured back to back Pacific 
storms. In all my four years living in 
California in the 80s, I never saw the surf so 
turbulent or the waves so big. It was beau- 
tiful. Our daughter Becky turned four in 
February and she says she is looking forward 
to heading back to Plum Island this summer 
"to collect the shells with holes in them." 
O.K. I now have a special place in my desk 
for GDA correspondence, so I promise if you 
write in the future, it will get published in a 
more timely manner. If you haven't already, 
please send your email address to school so I 
have it for our class records! Thank you. Hugs 
and kisses to you all and see you next June 
2001, if not sooner. 



Send it in! 

The next deadline for news is 

August 15. 

Send class notes to skeyes@gda.org, 

tel. 978-499-3185, or 

fax 978-462-1319. 



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back row: Andre LaFleur '83, Charles Eddy '59, John Perlowski '79, Anthony Fusco '85, Paul Nardone '86, Justin 

Riviera '94, Damu Courtney '94, Archie Seale '93, Bob Sims '99, Bill Batchelder '91, Troy Dagres '79, Nat Baldwin 

'99, Tom Tindall Jormer faculty and men's coach, front row: Ike Suggs '78, Kevin Callahan '80, Lamar Robinson '96, 

Kyrie Stevens '90, Todd Dagres '7 8, Jim Ronan '19. 




left: 

Oldest and youngest 

alumni players Charles 

Eddy '59 and Nat 

Baldwin '99 



left to right in white: Sue Perry' 81 and Randi Tye 
O'Brien '79 shoot hoops against current students. 




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Carolyn L. Boneick 
95 Hasehine Street 

Bradford, MA 01835 
(978) 372-9006 

cbomnck@sprynet.com 



Allison McElroy Quinttus reports: 
"This year has been great! We brought in the 
New Millennium in our vacation home in 
Middlebury. VT (after an eight-month 
kitchen renovation) with great friends, 
extremely cold weather, and limited skiing. 
Christian (seven) decided he wanted to join 
the Middlebury Ski Club and race against 
other Vermont clubs. He's committed to 
training and racing, and our daughter Sarah 
(nine), is committed to her basketball team 
in Pleasantville, NY. Michael and I are trav- 
elling in opposite directions to support each 
child. (What parents will do for their kids!) 
Fortunately Michael covered the first race at 
Killington in -40° weather while Sarah and I 
were in front of the fire after her game. We re 
all off to beautiful Montana for five days in 
March for some skiing and snowmobiling in 
Yellowstone. (Don't tell their school). We're 
still trying to hook up with Tracie and Alex 
in Vermont." 

Greetings Class of '77. Here's the [little] 
information I received from you! First of all. 
if they print the photo I forwarded, you will 
see Kate Wise Tewksbury up on stage with 
Jimmy Buffett (yes. the Jimmy Buffett!) 
while she and Tom were in Florida in 
February 2000. He actually kissed her three 
times (am I allowed to put such things in the 
Archou}) and then called her a wild woman. 
Well, we all know about the 'wild woman 
part anyway, so that's not news to us! Kate's 
email is tktmtewks(5jhome.com for any of 
you who would like the whole story. Vicki 
Papaiouanou Murphy sent me a post card 
(embarrassing, since we live in the same 
town!) to say that she just began her new 
full-time job with the Haverhill Public 
Library doing outreach services. It is very 
rewarding work with the community. She 
would love to get email from our classmates. 
Her email is bookbus@go.com.Vicki will be 
there for sure for our 25th ("ouch!"). And 
then, in little letters at the bottom of the card 
it says "I love Phippen." What is that, 
Vicki??---' 

Corky Vickers sent me his Holiday 
Caid with all the news. He. Kris, and Breton 



Thomas Vickers (born May 17, 1999) are all 
well, happy, healthy, and enjoying life, as it is, 
with a new addition in the house. Corky and 
Kris honeymooned in January '98 on the 
beaches of Moorea (French Polynesia), 
which was necessary since they were living 
in an unheated loft located in Kris's scarf 
business's building. Then Corky, poor soul, 
spent three weeks in Mexico City working 
and improving his Spanish enough to treat 
himself to a weekend in Cancun. 
Meanwhile, Kris was home eight months 
pregnant. She must be a saint. Corky!! Ah, 
now that they have Breton, I'm sure Kris 
won't let him get away with that again! 

As for me (Carrie), I am still happily 
living in Bradford, MA. I am back in Man- 
Kay (Cosmetics) and love it, and my kids are 
thriving. I look forward to a warm and 
sunnv summer with manv afternoons bv the 

j J * 

pool (at the local one, that is) with the kids. 
For those of vou who would like to email 

J 

me news, since filling out that postcard seems 
too difficult, please write me at cbor- 
wick@ sprynet. com. 



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Scoff M. Pope 

25 Tidewater Farm Road 

Greenland, NH 03840 

(603) 436-2903 

smpope@nh . ultranet. com 



Hello all: Well the ice on Great Bay has 
finally left (March 6th), which is a great sign 
that spring is on the way! For all you garden 
lovers, you can start smiling— your hands are 
going to get dirty in the next 30 days! Spring 
has always been my favorite season. The grass 
returns, my magnolia tree displays its magnif- 
icence, the kids enjoy the longer days with 
basketball and skateboarding in the driveway 
and my favorite fish returns to Great 
Bay... ..the striper!! This winter was spent 
recuperating (still) from last summer's back 
surgery. I filled my time with learning how- 
to build a fly rod and tie saltwater flies. Ami e 
has been enjoying her tennis, driving the 
kids to different sporting events, and doing 
the w r ork of two people around the house 
since 1 have not been able to contribute 
much. Thankfully she has remained a good 
sport during these past seven months, and we 
are still happily married. Thanks to all of you 
who took the time to write! I appreciate the 




Jimmy Buffett and Kate Wise Teit'ksbury '77 

effort and hope to hear from more of you! 

Tad Higgins wrote, "Hello Scott, all is 
well here in upstate NY! Jamie has been 
teaching landscape architecture at Cornell 
University for the spring semester. I am 
building an awesome home for a big time 
horse farm in Ancram, NY— I love it!" Tad, 
thanks very much tor your note! I would 
enjoy seeing a picture of the home you are 
building! If you send it to me, I will forward 
it off to Greg Rose who could scan it into 
his computer and then we could mass email 
it to our classmates! For those of you who do 
not have Tad and Jamie's address, it is: P.O. 
Box 766, Copake, NY 12516. 

I received a nice long letter from Brad 
Clark via email. He wrote, "Come this 
April. I will be going on sabbatical for four 
months. First major break from the Sunday 
after Sunday routine in 12 years. YEAH! It's 
something the church encourages to prevent 
me from reaching the point of throwing 
sharp-edged objects at my parishioners. 
Actually, I do hope, with the time given, to 
break long enough from the ordinary to get 
a renewed sense of the extraordinary. My 
wife, Caron, and daughter, Sophia, and I will 
spend June and July in Canada, on Prince 
Edward Island. Prior to our departure, I will 
spend a week not far from GDA, on retreat 
with The Cowley Fathers at their Emery 
House location in West Newbury MA. 
Toward the end of April, after our eighth 
wedding anniversary and before Sophias 
fifth birthday, I will join a graduate school 
professor/friend of mine in Scotland to 
attend the Gifford Lectures at the University 
of Edinburgh. Anple time is scheduled 
between lectures, they tell me, for golf, distil- 



52 The- Archon — Spring 2000 



leries and castles. Life in Arlington, VT is 
good, quiet (relatively), close-knit and we 
have every intention of returning after sab- 
batical to enjoy another five or more years 
here. I expect, like me, most classmates are 
doing the 40th birthday thing about now. So, 
Happy Birthday to all. I'll write from PEI, 
perhaps." Brad, great news! Have a fun time!! 
Oh, and by the way, some of us have turned 
41 ... I am just glad the rest of us in the "40 s 
zone" now have company!! As always. 

Dana Stetson reports: "I have jumped 
in head first into the high tech startup game 
by joining a company (back in January) of 
just three people (now twenty). The com- 
pany name is Dynamicsoft, and we build 
software products that enable voice over IP 
(VoIP). I have closed the first $500K+ in 
sales, and now am working on building our 
sales organization. My email addresses are: 
dstetson@ dynamicsoft.com, and I have set 
up a private address (for life) dana@stet- 
soninc.com." 

I heard via telephone from Ike Suggs 
the other day, he sounded terrific and some- 
what tired. The admissions blitz is over and 
so is his basketball season. Ike, for those of 
you 'who do not know, is going to be in 
admissions full time! A perfect spot for Ike's 
talents! Congratulations Ike! Basketball had a 
good season: played in the semi-finals in the 
NE Prep school league and finished up the 
season with a 17 and 7 record. Several of his 
players made all league and all states for the 
class "B" teams. This is the second year his 
team has qualified for post-season playoff's. 
His family is great and he is happy about 
joining the admissions team full time! 
Thanks, Ike, for the information. 

I can always rely on a few "steady ones" 
to send me news. This next note is from 
Andy Stephenson. "Dear Scott, Things 
here in downeast Maine are finally cold. It 
has been a remarkably warm winter with the 
ice having formed on the lakes and then later 
melting. Tonight is a seasonable 10° F with a 
strong wind. About time. Becky and I are 
looking into buying a piece of land nearby. It 
is a four acre lot with frontage on Union 
River Bay which is at the northern end of 
Blue Hill Bay. We've offered and heard of a 
counter offer, but haven't seen it yet. By the 
time this is printed, we'll either be sipping 
champagne or crying in our beer... keep your 
fingers crossed. Kids are fine. Nate is text- 
book three: power struggles are regular 
occurrences and blow over very quickly. 
Lyle, six, is toothless and enjoying school — 
he's very proud about learning to read. Take 



care. Best, Andy." Thanks Andy! Do you 
think I can get you down to wet a fly this 
summer?? Good luck on the house! 

Another consistent provider of news is 
Tom Mathews. Tom wrote: "Just checking 
in. I have a bit of news to share. I have 
recently changed jobs and moved the family. 
On the work front, I moved over to America 
Online (AOL to most folks) last October. I 
am the vice president, Human Resources - 
International. Big title which really means 
that you get enormous responsibility and 
work with no resources! Work address is: 
AOL 44900 Prentice Drive, Dulles, Va 
20166.703-265-5320 tmathewshr@aol. 
com. So I just moved the family to Virginia 
after doing the Boston to DC shuffle for 
three months (glad that is over!) . The new 
home address will be: 1129 Stuart Hills Way, 
HerndonVA 201 70 Tel:703-42 1-6255. "Way 
to go Tom!!!! A terrific job with an exciting 
future! Congratulations on your hard work! 
They picked the right guy! Since every new 
job is very demanding, I appreciate your 
writing me — thanks! 

M. Philip Graham is another member 
of the "usual writers group." He wrote: 
"Greetings, Scott. No sweat, stuff happens. 
Here is my update. Getting used to fife in 
Maine after moving here last year and loving 
it. Am back at work on the Byzantine church 
music; we are recording our first CD. Just 
joined a great classical music club: BMG 
(wow, that's exciting!). This is exciting, over 
half of the choir members at our parish are 
teenagers — there's still hope for us all. It is a 
privilege and a joy to work with these moti- 
vated and talented young people. Hope to 
see some of you in the fairly near future. My 
prayers are with you and your family. Take 
care. M. Philip.""M", as always, thanks for the 
news. I don't agree that your first bit of news 
is boring... on the contrary, I think it is great 
you were able to put a CD together! It is a 
heck of a lot of hours in the studio and dif- 
ficult to coordinate so many people to make 
it happen! In addition, you are right about it 
being a privilege to work with talented 
kids!. ..I would say your news in its entirety is 
very exciting and sweet! Last, but not least, is 
the "newest" class writer! 

Out of the blue I received an email 
from Martha Zawacki! She wrote: "My 
first note ever, so there's a lot of ground to 
cover. After bouncing around — doing 
nothing constructive but enjoying every 
minute of it — I ended up at Harvard Law 
School and graduated in 1990. Have been 
on Wall Street since, first as a litigate at 



Cleary, Gottlieb and now as a corporate 
finance person at Milbank, Tweed. Love 
living in New York. Am getting married 
this year to a guy who somehow manages 
to be a computer consultant, a published 
poet and a gifted musicologist. I've done a 
lot of traveling in the last eight years, more 
for pleasure than for business, fortunately. 
The high point was camping out in the 
Moroccan Sahara under a full moon. India 
and Nepal are coming up. Hi to the two 
Mary's (Mackay-Smith and Storey). 
Gosh, published at last — my autobiog- 
raphy! This will keep my fiancee from 
feeling so superior . . .Thanks a million, and 
take care. Love the letters you send out." 
Thanks Martha! I appreciate the news and 
your willingness to write. ..keep it up! 
That's it folks! I'll keep in touch if you do. 
Until then, have a great spring! 



79 



Avery K. Woodworth 

19 Downfall Road 

Byfield, MA 01922 

(978) 463-2563 

funnyfarm@greennet. net 



Stu Cawley is battening down the 
hatches, preparing for Bambino #2 — 
another boy, if you believe everything you 
see on an ultrasound screen. 




'80 



Secretary Needed 



20th Class Reunion 

June 9, 10, 11, 2000 



Rand Pendleton is moving into the 
ranks of a California home owner. "I'll be 
moving into my house in early January and 
welcome anyone who is passing through the 



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lass notes 



Santa Cruz area. Just finished my 1st season 
with Sportvision (the yellow first down line 
on TV football broadcasts) and have a new 
perspective on the TV bit. Looking forward 
to Reunion 2000 — hope to see others." 

Jamie Rosenthal is living in Los 
Angeles with her son Bennett age five. She is 
currently designing and manufacturing a 
children's line of clothing named Lost & 
Found. It is a fairly new business that is 
starting to take off. 



'81 



Jennifer G. Steward 

115 Main Street 

Boxford, MA 01921 

(978) 352-7694 

jgsteward@inediaone. net 



Cynthia PfeifFer Horner reports: 
"Doug and I have been busy with work 
and visiting family in Chicago and Seattle. 
We're also excited to be starting the adop- 
tion process to grow our family. Hello to 
Joanne Leary, Laura Kroose, Stephen 
Oldfield and Jenny Graf. Thanks for all 
your work on our class update! It's great to 
read. P.S. great letter from Kathleen Leary 
Livermore '79." 



'82 



Nancy L. Wickwire 

33 Caron Road 

Bedford, NH 03110 

(603) 472-8993 

anwick@worldnet. att. net 



I got an email from Jeanne Bateman 

Caporin back in November, which was too 
late for the winter issue so I am including it 
now: "Sorry to be out of touch for so long, 
but it is just not fair of you to ask me to 
write something about myself that would 
shock my classmates. Do you think ANY- 
THING I've done would shock ANYONE? 
Didn't I get some ridiculous "UROD" 
award and class clown at graduation? Well, if 
we could just skip over the years 1986-1998: 
I am now happily married and a mother of 
a seven-month-old, Nathaniel (dob 
4/17/99). I got married in June, 1998. 
Before that, it's all a blur. I did some traveling: 
Nepal and Thailand. I happened to be in 
Nepal during their harvest festival and got to 
see goat sacrifices. Now that's something you 



just don't see too often in the 'burbs. The 
Himalayas were spectacular, but of course 
there were some less exciting moments: 
work as a waiter, secretary, temp worker, park 
ranger (in Arches Nat'l Park in Utah), in a 
bookstore in Berkeley, a film projectionist, 
nude art model (too drafty) and a "teacher" 
of sorts at an outdoor educational center in 
Vermont. I even tried grad school, twice! 
But what does one do with a master's degree 
in geography? All right, all right, I DID get 
my nose pierced, but stopped wearing it after 
a number of people tried to swat the "bug" 
of my nose. This was before the current 
body-piercing craze. And I do have a tattoo. 
I now five in Gloucester with my husband 
and son and work as a stay at home mom. 
The decision to stay at home is a lot easier 
when you never had a job with office furni- 
ture or a window. Or an office. Maybe 
someday I will have a career. Maybe not. I've 
found that some things are more important." 
Jeanne's email is racjkc@earthHnk.net. 

Chris Perrault has recently remodeled 
an old dairy farm house in Methuen. He 
lives there with his wife Amy, and daughters 
Amanda (8), Jessica (6) and Melissa (8 
months). Paula Veale writes "Sorry that I 
have been so terrible at keeping in touch. I 
am still in NYC where I am a senior vice 
president with the Ad Council. Got married 
last fall 1999. Life is great. Hi to everyone." 
David Marglous writes, "Hope all is well 
with everyone. Life with seven-month-old 
twins is better than I ever thought. Sam and 
Jake are doing well, as is my wife Linda." 
Robin Fasciano Gianis writes: "Hope you 
are well. We are excellent, but busy. Alex is 
now finishing our house of the future: a 
super energy efficient, ecologically sound, 
reinforced concrete monolith. Yikes! I went 
back to grad school in 1998 for art and ele- 
mentary education. Also, I started my own 
herbal soap business. Artisan fairs are my spe- 
cialty. Visit my homepage at: http://home- 
town.aol.com/rgianis/my homepage/index, 
html, (or email: rgianis@aol.com). 

Those were the only cards I received. 
So, I decided to solicit responses via email. 
I sent out the following email to every 
GDA email address that I have. (This is an 
abridged version.) 

"Here's what I want to know. Alison: 
how's life with all the boys in your house? 
Do you still have Hannah the cat? (Hannah 



was around in 1982, and still around in 1997 
. .) Barbara M-S: are you still an airline flight 
attendant AND a news journalist? Chap: 
haven't heard from you in awhile. How are 
you and Lohini and the kids? John Nye: still 
at Sothebys? Will you come to the 20th? You 
missed a good time at the 15th. Bob Low: Is 
Max still around? My sweet dog Maggie has 
melanoma. I got her the day after the bar 
exam, free to a good home in July, 1990. The 
vet says she won't be around much longer. 
Trina: whoever would have predicted that 
you would turn out to be a Connecticut 
housewife? I hope you are going to the 20th! 

Andrew Page: can we buy your CD in 
record stores yet? Do you realize teenagers 
today have no idea why we call them 
RECORD stores? CDs and DVDs, man. 
Chuck Yerkes: Moved to a big place in 
Calif, but no furniture. Are you beyond the 
beanbag and apple crate stage yet? 
HUTCH! The banker, the family man, the 
southern guy. How's it going? Kim 
Newby: still in Hong Kong? Are you ever 
coming back to the US? Scott Holloway: 
how's the car business? how's fatherhood? 
Are you still fond of chewing tobacco? 
Scott Maguire: still in London? Wearing a 
woolly jumper and taking the lift to the 
second floor? What's new? 

SLOAN: in ALASKA! It's cold there 
now. And dark. Is that difficult to adjust to? 
HEATHER AND MARTHA: you two 
never write in. So EMAIL ME!!! And some 
new email addresses I got from GDA: JANE: 
how are you? RAZ? How are you? Haven't 
heard a peep since before the 15th. Which 
you should not have missed! John Egan, 
MICHELE, what's new? Will Friend: said 
you would be at the 1 5th but did not show. 
CLAIRE: did show, and was showing, at the 
15th. The babester must be quite the toddler 
now. CHARLIE: we are practically neigh- 
bors. How are you? 

Now I will just sit back and wait for 
the GD-EMAIL to come flooding in, 
while I ice my wrists after this lengthy 
period of typing." 

They did flood in! Alison Miller 
Montague called to say that Hannah the cat 
is still alive and kicking. Not sure how old 
she is exacdy, but at least 18 years old! And 
still spry enough to stay out of the way of 
Gabriel (4) and Alex (3). Then I got an email 
from Kim Newby: " Great job! I think we 



54 The Archon — Spring 2000 



should just submit Nancy's overview and be 
done with it! (and yes I am still in Hong 
Kong)." Barbara Mackay-Smith: "Yup, still 
flying and free lance writing on the side. 
Went to Sydney last week, leaving for Maui 
in the morning. Moved in with my fiance in 
Sausolito in December, enjoying long hikes 
in beautiful Marin County with Mike and 
our Hungarian Viszla, Ian." 

John Nye: "Hey baby, I've got a stack of 
your postcards on my desk and very nearly 
called you today. I've been meaning to reply 
and keep missing the dreaded deadline. Yes I 
am STILL at Sotheby's and am now director 
of the American Furniture Department. A 
big job, great fun, etc. We (Kathy and I) have 
two kids. A son, Tupper, age seven and a 
daughter, Hannah, almost two and a half. 
Kathy does personal property appraisals and 
specializes in silver. Sorry to miss the last 
reunion. Until this year, we always had an 
auction in June. Not any longer. I'll be there. 
Bob Low is about the ONLY person I ever 
talk to.This is one of my biggest regrets — not 
that there is anything wrong with Bob. We all 
had such good friendships at GDA and it's a 
shame we don't keep in touch. My home 
email is Jbanye@aol.com. Work is 
John.Nye@sothebys.com. Cheers for now." 

Trina Chiara:"Ya, that's me. Connect- 
icut Housewife. You're funny Boy, what can 
I tell you? I recently saw my first god- 
daughter, Ashley Ryan, Heather Vicker's 
little girl — and had a GREAT time deco- 
rating Christmas cookies with her. She's 
adorable. Heard that Paula Veale got mar- 
ried . . . don't know how to contact her. Are 
you out there Paula? Also, can Sally Degan 
call me again? I lost her number. YES YES 
YES I will be at the 20th and REALLY 
LOOKING FORWARD TO IT!!!!!"Trina's 
email is : TCHIARA@aol.com. 

Andrew Page: "Terribly sorry to dis- 
appoint you Nancy, but this CD of mine is a 
very small scale affair. More like a demo than 
anything. If someone out there lives in the 
Bay area they could stop by the Bizarre Cafe 
and get one there. I only made 100. There 
are negotiations underway for a joint project 
with Puffdaddy though. Did I tell you I had 
a visit with Hutch and his family last 
October? It was great to see him, it had been 
a long time. Thanks for getting us in touch 
again. Happy year of the dragon. (Chinese 
New Year out here)." 

Chuck Yerkes: "Moving from a 
Manhattan apartment prepared me for the 
stupidly high housing prices in the Bay 
area. More space means slowly filling it up 



with stuff . . . stuff that I will have to move 
when I BUY a house. Ick. Read some 
article that mentioned wombats and the 
sentence "THE WOMBAT IS A BUR- 
ROWING MARSUPIAL" jumped into 
my mind. I guess those footprints from 
GDA and Mr. Meecham's English class will 
always be with us. Otherwise, just blasting 
around on my motorcycle doing the Open 
Source Software startup thing at Sendmail. 
com and trying to answer the question: 
'Can you make money selling free soft- 
ware?' We'll find out at the IPO." 

Bill Hutchinson: " I hope your wrist 
has recovered from that lengthy gdemail. I 
am fine and currently employed as a corpo- 
rate banker at Wachovia. Life is good. Lisa 
and I have been married six years now and 
have Emily (4) and Joe (2), a.k.a. "Joe Joe" 
and "Joe Babe." He is the entire Cheers cast 
rolled into one personality. We have one 
canine, Chip. He adopted us from a SPCA 
shelter and has taken care of us for two years 
now. He has always been super with the chil- 
dren. I, on the other hand . . . Andrew Page 
was here earlier last year. He looked great 
and after he recovered from the shock of 
seeing me with only half the hair I once did, 
we settled into each other's company as if it 
were 1981. Sloan dropped an email awhile 
back. She is conquering the wilds of Alaska 
with a Naval/Coast Guard Commander and 
a toddler at her side. 1982 turned out to be 
a truly GLOBAL class. Magoo in London, 
Newby in Hong Kong, Sloan in Alaska and 
I even made it as far south as Atlanta (terribly 
hot and unpleasant place by and large, 
although the mint juleps, when properly 
prepared on the verandah, are a singular 
treat). Keep us posted on the big 20th. Best 
to all, Hutch." 

Scott Maguire: "Very creative way to 
get people to respond. I think you should be 
nominated for the class secretary of the year. 
As for me, I have a beautiful daughter, 
Lauren, born Sept. 4 in Moscow. Since I am 
currently living between Moscow and 
London, I unfortunately do not get to see 
the family on a daily basis. Svetlana, Lauren 
and I plan on eventually moving back to the 
comfortable confines of Boston. People in 
London still hold a grudge against 
Bostonians . . . the Tea Party, Sons of Liberty 
and all. Hope to be settled back in 
Beantown by the 20th reunion." 

Will Friend sent a short message: 
"Don't forget to wish Karen McKinney a 
happy birthday She turned six on Feb. 29! 
Can you help me find John Parker? LKA in 



Congratulations 

to Abner Mason '80 who was recently 
named chief policy advisor for 
Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci. 
Formerly deputy general manager for the 
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority 
(MBTA), Mason, according to the Boston 
Globe on March 19, is "a black, gay 
Republican with a long record of activism 
in local politics." A Boston City Council 
candidate in the early 1990s, he was also 
national president of the Log Cabin 
Republicans, an organization of openly gay 
party activists, for three years. Mason's great 
achievements began when he won GDA's 
Academy Prize at graduation in 1980. 



Greensboro, SC is no good and there is no 
forwarding information. Emily is five on 
1/31 and William III (8/2/99) is six 
months." Anyone with an address, phone or 
email for John Parker can contact Will at 951 
Highland St., S. Hamilton MA (978) 468 - 
2102 or email him at wfriend@cabottrust. 
com. Or, better yet, send it to me (Nancy) so 
that I can add him to my mailing list, and I 
will forward the info to Will. 

Last but not least, Charlie Sullivan: 
"Hi folks! Some things have changed since I 
last saw everyone at the 10th reunion. 
Finally, I succumbed to MICROSOFT and 
now work in the computer industry as a 
Senior Support Engineer for a company 
called KRONOS in Chelmsford, MA. We 
sell labor management tracking software 
(basically: time clocks for the new millen- 
nium). Otherwise not much has changed. I 
moved back to New Hampshire after living 
in Acton, MA for four years. I would like to 
hear from anyone who may be in the area. 
You can email me at csullivan@kronos.com." 

The end. 



'83 



Caroline S. Krause 

242 Locust Street 

Danvers, MA 01923 

(978) 777-2801 

GDAmail83@aol.com 



David Hoffman is living in Wellesley 
with his wife Kathy and dog Maxie. He is 
working for TSX companies as VP mar- 
keting for HomeGoods, and spends time 
with Drew, wife Kate and two daughters 
with another baby on the way. Also sees 
Jon Gibbs and wife Jennifer, son and baby 
on the way. 



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Alex Cawley is still living in 
Vermont — wife, two kids, realtor for 
Century 21 (no picket fence). Jim Rose 
was married 5/99 to Laura Miller of 
Bethesda, MD. Lives in Great Falls, VA. Jim 
is a health care management consultant 
with Bassich Associates of Washington, 
DC. Laura is a nurse-practitioner. 



'84 



Cathy Scerbo 

360 High Street 

Hampton, NH 03842-2304 

(603) 926-4019 

scerbo@nh.ultranet.com 



Hello Class of '84! It is starting to warm 
up in New England and we are really 
looking forward to spring. It hasn't been a 
bad winter, but winter is winter and if you 
don't ski, it can be very long! Elizabeth 
Kimball Williams has written a few times 
to keep me up to date with her life back in 
New England after six years in "Old" 
England. She and Alan moved home last 
summer with their three sons and are living 
in her childhood home in Newburyport. 
They are living with her Mom and have 
been working on an addition so there is 
plenty of room for all. They are hopeful it 
will be done in late spring, early summer. 
Welcome home Liz! 

Kim Grillo Burgess writes that she 
was married in September at Moseley 
Chapel to Jay Burgess, a Merchant Marine 
Captain. They spent their honeymoon in 
South Africa and Jay is now in Diego 
Garcia, responsible for an ammunition ship. 
Kim sends a "hello to all" and writes she is 
still in Concord, NH at Sulloway and 
Hollis. Congratulations Kim! Henry Long 
dropped me a card to let us know that he 
moved back to Cambridge last year, after 
being away for ten years. He writes, "It's 
great being back in MA." He is living close 
to Harvard Square, where he sees John 
Giantis and Steve Glazer. He sends a 
congratulations to Mr. Bragdon on his 
retirement! Welcome back, Henry! 

Hank Friedman just finished with his 
fifth season as assistant boys varsity soccer 
coach at Taos High School. The team played 
some of the best soccer that he has seen. 
Record was 4-10-4 with 8 overtime games. 
12 games decided by a goal or less. He was 



hoping for snow. Taylor Twining is 

working in New York City as vice presi- 
dent for an International Security Agency. 
He and his wife Mollie have a two-year- 
old daughter Madeline. 

Kristen MacKenzie Pollard was able 
to sneak in a note during nap time to update 
us on her doings. The have enrolled Graham 
in the Waldorf School for the fall and are 
working with an anthroposophical doctor 
for his allergies and asthma. She writes that 
she and Letty Baum Kerai '83, could 
write a cookbook on the egg-free, dairy- 
free, wheat-free, soy-free diets for their kids. 
I think that sounds a lot harder than a third 
child! She also writes that "Sam and I are 
inching towards our goal of taking a year or 
so off and sailing around, homeschooling and 
exploring the world as a family." They just 
bought a new sailboat and expect to start 
their journey in 2002. It sounds so exciting, 
Kristen. When the time comes, I am sure 
many of us will be living vicariously through 
you and your family! 

The Scerbo household continues to be 
a busy place. I have been a manager at work 
for about six months now and my boss has 
taken the liberty of giving me several new 
projects concurrent with my new role. It has 
been challenging and exciting and I expect 
will continue to be for the foreseeable future. 
Dan has moved to a start-up company called 
idolls.com. Their missions are to sell every 
kind of doll and to keep Dan away from 
home as much as possible! We figured it 
would be tough for a year or so but are 
looking forward to any payoff with the stock 
options. The boys are doing well. Sean is now 
in kindergarten and reading third grade 
books with ease and comprehension. Drew, 
at three and a half, has entered a big time 
Mommy phase where he wants to be with 
me and is very cuddly and lovey Such a nice 
change of pace from the continuously-on- 
the-go little guy he had become. Ryan is 
enjoying his newfound words — especially 
"NO!" and can't get enough rime with his 
big brothers. We also finally admitted that we 
have outgrown our two-bedroom cape and 
sold it. We are renting it until the summer 
when our new house will be ready. We are 
building a four-bedroom house in Stratham 
in a nice new neighborhood on two spa- 
cious acres. The boys keep telling our friends 
and family they are looking forward to our 



move to the "big house." Hopefully that isn't 
a sign of the times to come! I hope you are 
all well and wish you a wonderful spring and 
summer. Keep in touch. 





Nathalie E. Ames 

2331 N. Commonwealth 

Avenue-Apartment IE 

Chicago, IL 606144 

(113) 883-1325 

NatAmes@aol.com 



15th Class Reunion 

June 9, TO, 11, 2000 



Dennis Gately says his son Chris turns 
one in December. He is a lot of work, but a 
huge amount of fun. Noelle and he are 
doing well in San Diego. He is working at a 
Biopharm Company Calljo IDEC making 
drugs to fight cancer and autoimmune dis- 
ease. Sarah Soule Cullinan writes, "Hi 
everyone! My husband, Brian and I have 
been busy adding to the "Cullinan clan." 
Samuel Brian was born 12/2/99. He joins 
his sisters, Holly (4) and Jamey (3). And yes, 
three is a crowd! We wouldn't have it any 
other way! I am still a licensed day care 
provider and Brian is still with the MBTA. 
See everyone in June!!" Jon Shain wanted 
to let everyone know that he and his wife, 
Maria, are moving this week to their new 
home in Durham, NC — first house! The 
new address is 3539 Hope Valley Rd, 
Durham, NC 27707. The new phone is 919- 
489-0081. Email remains the same. 

I am doing well in Chicago. Laura and I 
had a fantastic trip to New Zealand and 
Australia. We went on a 32km trek, whale 
watching, snorkeling/diving on the Barrier 
Reef and finished in Sydney watching the 
fireworks from a boat in Sydney Harbor on 



56 The Archon — Spring 2000 



New Year's Eve! I am looking forward to 
seeing everyone at the reunion in June!! 




Jon Shain '85 playing on campus last fall for a 
GDA Humanities concert 



'86 



Jennifer Dupre 

6 Grant Avenue 

Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 

(978) 887-1988 

Jdupre@tht.com 



Mark Thomson is not sure if this got 
through in the last issue: He moved to LA - 
Redondo Beach and is working in Nestle 
USA corporate office now. He sees Melinda 
Stahl often as they are in the same division. 
He traveled a lot this year between the U.S. 
and Canada. He is responsible for the tech- 
nical side of their sugar business - Sweetarts, 
Spree, Laffy Taffy, Bit O'Honey, etc. Kim 
Rochford says: "Hi everyone! I'm pregnant 
with our first baby which is due February 
7th. And I'm finally feeling great after an 
especially bad bout with morning sickness. 
And I just became the godmother of Hedi's 
child Nicholas. I also just returned from a 
visit with Kim Mooney McNulty, her 
husband Tom and one-year-old Andrew. Her 
second baby is due any day now! 

Elizabeth Diehl Lowell and her hus- 
band Steve are proud to announce the arrival 
of their first child Kathryn Elizabeth Lowell 
born September 29, 1999 They are currently 
living in Georgetown. Vanessa Hunt 
Nysten says: "I'd like to thank you for all the 
hard work and time you put into keeping 
our class in touch. I missed seeing you at the 
reunion. I was married September of '98 to 
Patrick Nysten and just had a baby girl, 
Marina, in August. I went to Carla Rivela 
English's wedding in July of '98 and Amy 
Hefford Sununu's wedding in July of '99. 
I'm really enjoying motherhood!" Carey 
Girolami says: "Rob and I survived 
Hurricane Floyd this fall. It was our fifth 
one, since we moved to Wilmington, NC 



three years ago! We lost ten trees, but luckily, 
none of them damaged our house, garage, or 
barn. Our biggest news is we're going to 
have a baby next spring!" 

Mosa Kaleel reports: "Nancy and I 
had a baby boy, Calvin Wakefield Kaleel, on 
November 29, 1999. He is awesome. I'm 
staying home for three months to help out 
and play. Sleep? Who needs it. In other 
news, I made a short animation film and 
just got into a film festival. I'm hoping to 
segue into directing animation for TV. We'll 
see. Life is otherwise fine. Nancy is taking a 
year off from writing screenplays, but I sus- 
pect that she won't make it that long 
without pen to paper. I got an email from 
Cressler the other day. He and his beautiful 
(yes, Cres did very well, surprise) wife 
Sydney, had a boy, Sam, and he is a resident 
in pediatrics at John's Hopkins in 
Baltimore. Eric Krukonis is doing research 
and getting published at the University of 
Michigan. He and his uberwife, Susan, 
bought a house and are very happy." 

Gene Taft says: "When I last wrote, my 
life was moving right along as I was begin- 
ning to make a name for myself on the 
Pro/Am Figure Skating tour. Isn't it always 
the case that just when things seem the most 
solid, the rug can get pulled out from right 
under you. An unfortunate knee injury 
while trying to perform the vaunted "triple 
lindy" move at a tournament in Gstad has 
sidetracked my career on tour. So for now 
I'm performing in "Austin Powers on Ice" as 
Dr. Evil while I try to figure out where to go 
professionally. If anybody has any guidance 
they can offer or if you're in New York please 
give me a buzz." 

Melissa Dyer McLallen reports: "Just 
moved to Vienna and love it!! Old house, but 
a huge yard for my two boys. Still working 
every now and then as a pharmacist but 
really love working as a full-time mom!! 
Rob is now with Paine Webber and much 
happier since we only five two miles from his 
office. Life is great! Hope all is well with 
everyone else!!" Paul Nardone says: "Laura 
and I are proud to report the birth of our 
first child, a baby boy, on November 6, 1999. 
His name is Casey Bryant Nardone and he 
was 8 lbs. at birth. We're doing great — a little 
sleep deprived but enjoying parenthood. I 
am still living in Lynnfield and am still CEO 
of Annie's Homegrown Foods." 

Kim Carey Rochford says, "Our son, 
Kyle James Rochford, arrived on February 3 
weighing 8 lbs 2 oz. He is a calm, beautiful 
baby. We are blessed." 



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Pamela L. Paradee 

169 Bellevue Street 

Winooski, VT 05404 

(802) 655-7618 

troynpam (altogether, net 



Heard some great updates from a 
handful of classmates, the rest of you 
all... beware, I may get restless (or extremely 
sleep deprived!!) during my upcoming 
maternity leave and give the next news some 
creative comments from those lost souls) . By 
the time this is published, our son Tucker will 
either have a little baby brother or sister. I'm 
looking forward to the mud drying up here 
in Vermont and the ground thawing so we 
can get our garden in this year maybe by the 
end of May or early June if we're lucky. I'll 
have the remainder of the school year off and 
the whole summer to enjoy the adjustment 
and juggling of two. No big plans, just 
spending lots of time at my family's summer 
house in Bethel, VT, some camping in the 
Adirondacks, lots of hikes, and time at the 
beach. Troy and I certainly each value being 
married to a teacher and having our sum- 
mers free together. 

Michael Hart is keeping busy with 
four kids: Collin (9), Austin (6), Leah (3), 
Brendan (1). This year, he is doing a lot of 
skiing this winter and looking forward to 
our first family trip to Disney World in April. 
Lisa Carrigg has started a new web site, 
critichick.com after her previous one was 
sold to Oxygen Media. Lots of reviews on 
TV, books, movies and more. Check it out, 
especially because another GDA alum, 
Meganne Murphy Fabrega '88 writes 
reviews for it, too. 

Things are pretty easy going for Chris 
McMorris and his family out in 
Sacramento. Their daughter is already 
approaching her first birthday this June. 
Love owning their own home now, but 
quickly learning some of the difficulties 
that go along with it. Hey Chris... termites, 
clogged septic, broken water heater? any- 
thing to that degree? Hope not. Kris 
Kobialka is nearing the end of her master's 
degree this fall from Simmons. She's been 
taking piano lessons and will be singing at 
the chapel this fall for a special alum wed- 
ding. No mention of who. Stay tuned this 
fall. She remarked with a smile... no kids. 

Got a great and, as always, very comical 
email from Julie Donat in Philly also with 
a smile for no kids, no marriage. Not sure 
where you'd fit it in anyway Julie. Sorry for 
the quotes but, I couldn't begin to summa- 

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rize your job. "My home is juliedonat@ 
earthlink.net. My career is with Flagship. It is 
a start-up company that will be creating a 
transatlantic (from Philly to Cherbourg, 
France) shipping network that revolves 
around a patented (and not yet built) cargo 
vessel that will travel about 37 - 39 miles 
per hour. In short, our goal is to cut tradi- 
tional ocean freight time down from 14 - 
28 days down to our guaranteed 6 -7 door 
to door. What do I do? I am not too sure, 
you pretty 7 much are obligated to wear 
many hats when there are only four real 
employees and the current focus is on 
securing the financing to get this company 
moving and the capital raise is in the hun- 
dreds of millions of dollars. Check out the 
website at ww^w.fastshipatlantic.com. The 
best part is that I am working downtown 
Philadelphia, in Old City, the artsy district. 
I am no longer in the pharmaceutical envi- 
ronment where there were 27,00 people 
worldwide and 1,700 on site and the site 
was in the boondocks of Pennsylvania — 
big change! Other than this career change, 
I am not up to much. I am constantly 
harassed via email by Diana Stram and 
Jahnna Boutin, and not harassed enough 
by Karen Patton Washburn (whose 
wedding we were in, in June '99). I also 
have the fine pleasure of living only 15 
minutes away from Jahnna and therefore 
we see a lot of each other. She's been over 
to Ireland twice in the last two years and 
loves it! So much in fact, she decided to 
w-ear a bit of the culture after the first visit 
and dyed her hair red. She wants to go back 
again and again, but will do it in her nat- 
ural blond roots again." 

Peter Barton will be traveling to 
London this summer. He's accepted a posi- 
tion with a British law firm doing global 
project finance. Well it wouldn't be complete 
if there weren't at least a couple of weddings 
and/or birth announcements. Jeff Ashworth 
got engaged this fall for a September wed- 
ding. They'll be honeymooning in Italy. He 
and his Middlesex fiancee have begun to do 
the house search in the greater Boston area. 
Chris McMorris, any tips for Jeff? Doing 
his annual trip to Florida for spring training. 
And he proudly says he "suckered" Aaron 
Hirsch, Rob Wattie '89, Matt Downing 
'89, Rob Ashworth '89, Derek VanVliet 
'89, and Mike Zracket all into a rotisscne 




baseball league. Good luck! 

Jennifer Todd writes from California 
where she lives, that she is getting married to 
John Holko. Their wedding will be at the 
GDA chapel this October 21st. Kris, could 
this be the mystery wedding? Ann Blair 
Silvers announced that she and her husband 
will be expecting their first child in July 
Tough time in the 110 degree Arizona heat, 
but remarked "at least it's not August." Now 
that's a positive outlook. She was recendy 
promoted to Center Coordinator at the 
Institute of Human Origins at Arizona State, 
where she's been for the past six years. But 
more interesting is her volunteer work with 
the Primate Foundation, working on 
enrichment activities with chimpanzees. 

Take care all and remember, the next 
Archon could get a little creative for some 
of you. 



Class Secretary Needed 



Shawn Gager writes: "I am currently 
working for Solutionbank, Inc. an e-com- 
merce solutions provider, as a senior manager 
of consulting. I have spent the past three 
years working in change management and 
IT process consulting. The work is great but 
I am on the road a lot. Before that, I received 
my MBA from the FW Olin Graduate 
School of Business at Babson College and 
spent time working for a web-design com- 
pany in Northern Ireland. I also serve as an 
assistant coach of the varsity girls' ice hockey 
team at BB&N and love visiting all of the new 
facilities in the ISL! Now GDA has the coldest 
rink in the league! We will play GDA in 
February and it promises to be a great 
matchup, although my loyalties will be 
divided! For those who know me, I am still 
playing ice hockey, only in men's recreational 
leagues now. They are a blast and very com- 
petitive. I would love to get in touch with 
some of my GDA friends; if any of them see 
this, they can e-mail me at s_gager@hot- 
mail.com. 

Julie Miller says: "I am currently fin- 
ishing my fellowship training at Washing- 
ton University School of medicine in ado- 
lescent medicine. I also got married this fall 
to a wonderful guy!! We plan on moving to 
Sacramento next year so he can finish his 



training in cornea and refractive surgery. 
Let me know if any of you will be in the 
area!!" Lisa Sweeney Ryan announces 
the birth of her third daughter Kelsi 
Elizabeth born on 11/17/99. 

Erin Saunders Braunstein reports, 
"Our first child arrived November 14th, 
1999. Nathan Louis is such a good baby, we 
are loving every minute of parenthood, so 
far. But, we certainly appreciate a good 
night's sleep. Keeping in touch with 
Michelle Bolyea, Jill Goldman-Miller, 
and Reena Manimalethu-Thomas, but 
would love to hear from others, especially 
Katie Clifford and Shawn Gager. My 
email is ekbgob@ aol.com. If anyone is vis- 
iting in the Denver area look me up, I'd love 
to see you!" John Sullivan reports: "I have 
quit ABC and have started a production 
company in New York. My short film, The 
Buddha Hood, costars Paul Warm. It recently 
won the Foyle Film Festival in Derry 
Northern Ireland and is now being consid- 
ered for an Academy Award Nomination. 
Hello to Kara Moheban!" 

Andy Noel writes, "The Noels are 
alive and well at Salisbury School in 
Salisbury, CT Lucy Katherine Noel is 
eight-months-old and looking great! She's 
got her mom's blonde hair and blue eyes 
and her dad's stubbornness! Saw Coach 
Piatelli and Mrs. "P" recently at a 
Salisbury-Albany Academy hockey game." 
Regina Glanzberg is a veterinarian in 
practice on Long Island. She fives with her 
partner of five years, three cats and one 
dog. When they are not busy at work, they 
try to travel around New England, the 
Caribbean, and California. They spend as 
much time as possible on their boat during 
the warm weather, skiing, sunning and 
relaxing. She is very sorry to have missed 
the tenth reunion, but will likely be at the 
15th. She has lost touch with some GDA 
people, so if you read this, please drop her 
a line, (regamyvets@yahoo.com.) 

Deana Giamette Boyages has agreed 
to be the new secretary for your class. You 
will be hearing from her over the summer. 



wwAV.gda.org 



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Kristin Brown 

19 Sixty-First Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

(978) 465-8720 

Email: kristinjbrown @pingree. org 



Alexander Moody was head hockey 
coach at Shattuck St. Mary's in Faribault, 
MN. Brooks School offered him a head 
hockey coach position which he accepted 
(9/99). Alexander and wife Kristin just had a 
son, Sawyer Sumner Moody, born 12/26/99. 




'90 



Robin A. Remick 
1088 Park Avenue, Apt. &C 
New York, New York 10128 

(212) 831-4109 
rarbcw@aol.com 

Lori I. Weener 

331 Garden Street, #2 

Hoboken, NJ 07030 

201-714-7395 



10th Class Reunion 

June 9, 10, 11, 2000 



Eric Kriebel is working feverishly to 
support his annual educational donations, 
enjoying the nation's capitol, getting a new 
ACL for his right knee and sneaking out of 
Cottage after midnight to jump off the 
bridge. 

Shannon Davenport will be attend- 
ing the reunion and she reports that she is 
almost finished with her first year of 
teaching. This winter Shannon took a 
camping trip in the Everglades and then 
went on to Key Largo with a friend. Alyssa 
Huber reports that she loves her job in the 
General Counsel's office at EMC and that 
she and Jeff have set a wedding date for 
September. Alyssa plans to attend the 
reunion and looks forward to seeing 
everyone. David Johnson is finishing his 



Eric Lacroix '90 who presently plays for 

the NY Rangers, visits coach Peter 

Kravchuk and the men's hockey team for a 

day of coaching last winter. 

second year of graduate school at the 
University of Cincinnati. David is in the clas- 
sics department and he expects to be 
teaching intermediate Latin next quarter. 
Glen Johnson writes, "I'm now working as 
an HIV prevention coordinator in 
Brattleboro, VT answering the letters of 
homophobic ministers, getting lost on dirt 
roads, distributing condoms, and trying to 
answer the sex questions of strangers in a 
calm friendly tone of voice. Donations can 
be sent to the Brattleboro AIDS Project P.O. 
Box 1486 Brattleboro, VT 05302." 

Danielle Kealler wrote in with var- 
ious exciting travel experiences, such as 
hiking and diving in Australia and New 
Zealand for five weeks. Danielle also is 
pleased that her younger brother is getting 
married this April in Atlanta. She is looking 
forward to the reunion and says hello to 
everyone. She also recently visited Andy 
Baird and Jenny in Phoenix — they are 
doing very well and have a beautiful new 
house. Jodi Packard is in Portsmouth, NH 
working for Brown & Company as a 
graphic designer. Jodi is getting married July 
8, 2000 (Congratulations Jodi!) and she is 
busy planning for the big event. Jodi was also 
happy to report that she recently heard from 
David Beatty and he is engaged to be mar- 
ried. Jodi's email isJodi@browndesign.com. 

David Smith is currently teaching at 
Northfield Mount Hermon, coaching 
wrestling and lacrosse. He hopes to pursue a 
master's degree in English at Middlebury and 




his application to that program is pending. 
He is looking forward to Reunion and is 
considering the purchase of an Alpaca. Dave 
also reports seeing Chad Harlow and 
Brian Rodgers but he has missed Jocelyn 
Malik. Steven Speichinger wrote in the 
following: "Working in southern CA. 
Engaged to be married in 2001 ." Based upon 
an analysis of his handwriting it appears 
Steven is very happy and much too busy to 
write complete sentences! Thanks to the 
eight people who sent in their postcards and 
I hope to see the entire class at the reunion. 



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Nicole LaTour 

30 West 63rd Street #7-0 

New York, NY 10023-7110 

(212) 957-1696 

laton33 1 @newschool.edu 



Well I am not sure if my "incentive" 
program worked, but I am happy to say that 
I heard from many of you, and some of you 
for the first time in nine years! At this time 
incentive prizes have yet to be announced. 

Chuck Rodman is back in Boston 
after living in Miami. Chuck is working for 
a law firm in Boston and living in 
Cleveland Circle. He keeps in touch with 
Rory Cullen who is working at Fidelity 
in Boston and living in Cambridge. Carey 
Depree writes from St. John USVI where 
she has been living for the past four years. 
She currently manages the Mongoose 
Junction Restaurant and is also a published 
children's author. Carey has also been 



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sailing in her spare time to many of the sur- 
rounding islands. 

Speaking of children, Mia Lindenfelzer 
Kerns, and her husband Andy, are 
expecting their first child this May. 
Congratulations Mia! Additionally on the 
parental front, I was happy to hear from 
Giovanni Pacelli. Giovanni is still working 
at Ernst & Young in Houston, working in 
international tax consulting. He was mar- 
ried in 1997 to his wife Caryn (who came 
with Gio to our fifth reunion). Last May 
they had their first child, Nicolas, who at 
this point is already walking and starting to 
jabber a lot. Congratulations to you! 

Felix Motta is busy in Panama working 
with his brother in their family business. 
They bought the business from their father. 
While he is busy with the business, Felix is 
also in the process of applying to business 
school back here in the states. He has 
already been accepted at Duke and is 
waiting to hear from other schools. He still 
talks to Mike Burke on occasion and 
hopes to catch up with other GDA people 
soon when he is back here stateside. Mike 
Aron finished his degree at Tulane and is 
back in Virginia where he will be working 
with Salomon Smith Barney as a financial 
consultant. 

Dave Corbett is now settled in LA 
with his girlfriend and busy working at 
Go.com. He lives on the beach and loves 
being outdoors all the time — he even is 
attempting to master the sport of surfing. 
Dave was back east in December and was a 
groomsmen (along with Phil Gatchell- 
who is also engaged — congrats) at Andy 
Mack and Jen Jasse's wedding (or I 
should say the Macks s wedding). Toby 
Levine and Leah Colangelo were brides- 
maids and also in attendance was Regan 
Jones, Karen Queen and Catherine 
Tuthill. Leah was also recently engaged to 
her boyfriend Thor, and they are planning 
a wedding sometime next year. 

There is also another class wedding to 
report. Catherine Tuthill and Billy 
Batchelder will be getting married this fall. 
Catherine is leaving me here in NYC and 
will be heading back to Boston continuing 
her career with Anheuser-Busch. I will miss 
her dearly and miss having her as my 
neighbor! Betsy Smith is now living in 
Brooklyn and working at a publishing house 



in Manhattan. She likes living in New York 
but the only other GDA person she has seen 
has been Michelle Paradis. Bence Oliver 

moved to San Francisco last year and is living 
in the "Haight" part of the city. He loves his 
new digs despite some colorful local "flavor" 
but is right off the Golden State Park and 
within walking distance of great restaurants. 
Bence has left Intel and is now the Director 
of Business Development at an internet 
startup company called Pandesic. He sees 
Stratton Newbert every now and again, 
who is finishing up his master's at Stanford. 

It was great to hear from so many of 
you. Keep me in the loop! 



'92 



Joshua C. Lappin 

36 Abbott Street #1B 

Worcester, MA 01602 

(508) 752-6898 

jlappin @bancroft.pvt. k 12. ma. us 



Brooke "Whiting is finishing up her last 
year of graduate school and hoping to return 
to Boston. Back to family and friends. She 
saw Erin Ehvell, Sally Simpkins, Ilse 
Abusamra '93 and Christina Morss over 
vacation, and is looking forward to catching 
up with GDA friends at the upcoming wed- 
dings of Erin and Christian. Congrats!! 

The Class of 92 continues to be spread 
out across the country. Candice Denby is 
in Denver now, but still misses San Francisco. 
Candice ran the Napa Valley Marathon with 
a little support from Sean Naughton. Sean 
lives in San Fransisco and works for 
NASDAQ. Candice plans on running the 
Cal International in December. This 
summer, Candice hung out with Amy 
Daniels in Boston. Amy has a great new job 
at Boston Properties as the marketing man- 
ager for the Prudential Center. Candice saw 
Saundra Watson, Cassie Wickes, and 
Nick Tibbits. Also, Candice has heard from 
Danielle Dupre who is engaged and living 
in Austin, Texas. 

Jon Kazanjian and I have started 
training for the Doug Flutie Jr. 5K road race 
this May. Proceeds from the race go to ben- 
efit "Dougie s Team," a foundation that sup- 
port research on autism. This is the second 
year we've run it together. Hopefully we'll 
be able to finish the race in under an hour. 
Craig Wattie is now living and working in 



Congratulations 

to Tufts medical school student Sofia 
Mahari '92 who has recently been 
accepted into the residency program at the 
University of California in Los Angeles. 
Mahari, who is from Eritrea, a country that 
has been in a civil war with Ethiopia for 30 
years, plans to go into family medicine. 
According to the Boston Globe article 
which featured her on March 21, her 
desire to become a family doctor stems 
from her country having so few doctors — 
only 196 physicians for a population of 3.5 
million. She explains, "I was given the 
opportunity to escape, and I decided med- 
icine was the way to go back to my 
country and help. I will not only work 
with diseases, but with the social conse- 
quences of disease on the entire family." 



Charleston, South Carolina. Toby Harris is 
now in his third year of Pro Hockey, one in 
Germany and the past two in the Western 
Professional League. Currently, Toby is living 
in Mississippi playing for the Tupelo T-Rex. 
Toby writes that the South is "different, but 
he is having a lot of fun." Feel free to write 
to Toby atTOBYH19@HOTMAIL.COM. 

Speaking of hockey, Chris Ruggerio 
was an assistant coach for St. Marks hockey 
this winter, and is now living in Somerville, 
MA. Chris sees Nick Lapierre, Chris and 
Steve Peabody, and Tyler Mahue. Keith 
Marsh graduated from UMass Lowell with 
a BA in Psychology and legal studies. Keith 
is headed to grad school next year at 
Northern Arizona University where he will 
be studying elementary education. Keith ran 
into Vic Fidler working as a bouncer at The 
Brewery Exchange in Lowell. 

Joe Montminy graduates from Miami 
Law School this spring. After passing the 
bar, Joe will become a Miami DA. Miles 
Van Rensselaer is doing well down in 
Pennsylvania. Well, maybe not. Miles writes, 
"The new millennium has brought unem- 
ployment, innumerable infractions with the 
law, and blind rage. Of course, are these not 
all pre-requisites of making decent art?" 
Jackie Hogan is in love down in Mary- 
land. Still at Hopkins, Jackie is living life 
large in Baltimore's artsy neighborhood. 
Jackie writes, "I'm phenotypically fit for 
fruitful, frivolous, and fatwitted fun. I've 



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enjoyed touring through the U.S. in the 
past few years from the Grand Canyon's 
Havasupai waterfalls to the Montana 
wilderness to hot springs in the Rockies to 
Canyon de Chelly and the Hopi, Zuni, and 
Navajo reservations." Jackie still talks to 
Cara Fineman, Dara Shain, Lisa 
Wideke, and Amy and Ian Jones. 

Lisa Widdecke graduated from Law 
School in April. She's going to have a big 
party with Cara Fineman, Amy Nicolo, 
Jackie Hogan, Julie Kavanagh (who will 
be getting married in 2001!) and Dara 
Shain. Sally Simpkins is loving her 
homecoming to Boston. Sally is enjoying 
her new job in Cambridge doing research, 
and sees a lot of Erin Elwell, who will be 
getting married on Memorial Day 
weekend in Newburyport. After teaching 
biology and ecology at Kent School in 
Connecticut, Christina Morss is back at 
Wolf Hollow. (Just can't keep away from 
those wolves!) Also, Christina will be get- 
ting married this September. 

Kate Atkins is enjoying living in Jersey 
City. Kate is working as a neighborhood 
organizer for ACORN. Allison Derderian 
is back at school getting her second degree 
to become a nurse practitioner. Still best 
friends with Shauna Lynch, who just got 
into Medical School, Ali and Shauna con- 
tinue to make beautiful pottery. Chris 
Nielson is in Brooklyn working on a show 
for Comedy Central called "Upright 
Citizens Brigade." This summer Chris was 
the art director for an independent feature 
film. That's all for now. Keep writing! 



'93 



Nancy Stevenson 

147 State Street, Apt. 9 

Portsmouth, NH 03801 

(603) 430-3707 

nancycx99@yahoo. com 



Welcome back to Nancy's Gossip 
Column as least you know this information 
is factual. I should say, at least you know 
MOST of this information is factual. Some 
of you who write in tend to embellish a 
little. I shouldn't complain since I am hearing 
from former classmates who have been MIA 
since graduation. So, here is the gossip I have 
been authorized to share with all of you: 

Saundra Watson has finally moved 
into cyberspace and has an email address to 
share with everyone (swatson25@hotmail. 
com). She is still working at Walker (actually 
supervising Andy Male) but she is seriously 



thinking about graduate school as her next 
step. As far as grad school is concerned, 
Angela Ives is pursuing her master's in 
teaching in Elementary Education at the 
College of Charleston in South Carolina. 
She stays in touch with Karen Filip Rees, 
Ingrid Eilertson Cunney, and Kristen 
Hand and spent Christmas in Denver with 
Paul Rasmussen. 

Ingrid has been very busy finishing up 
school (at the same time as her husband). 
She is studying wildlife biology and her 
recent internship at a veterinary clinic is 
making her think vet school might be in 
her future. She continues to speak with 
Keri Mulloy, who is living with her 
boyfriend in Maine and working for a cell 
phone company, and Karen Filip Rees 
who is celebrating the birth of a son (born 
in February) with her husband, Trevor. 
Congrats Karen!! 

Melissa Murnane is still working at 
the Massachusetts State House but thinking 
about attending grad school. She was sorry 
to have missed the GDA holiday party this 
year but welcomes anyone in the Boston 
area to stop by the State House and say hello! 
Quite a few people did show up to the 
Holiday Gathering this year: Saundra 
Watson and Amy Daniels were there and 
joined a gathering of alumni from varying 
classes at The Last Drop afterwards. I was 
pleased to see Nellie Godfrey, Sally 
Simpkins, Katie Mack, Laura Renna, and 
Graeme Copacabana Jones whom I 
hadn't seen in a long time. Rumor has it, a 
few people went out dancing to Pravda 
afterwards (names are being withheld by 
request) . 

Ilse Abusamra is getting through the 
rigorous committee process for her Vassar 
admissions position. She is thinking of 
applying to grad school for higher education 
administration which would probably lead 
her back to the Boston area. Ilse often gets 
back to New Hampshire on the weekends 
and sometimes joins Andrea Manning, 
Jennifer Saunders and me out in 
Portsmouth which is actually quite a hot 
spot for GDA alums. A few familiar faces 
around New Year's were Mike Guilbert 
(who is actually going to be my downstairs 
neighbor as of the middle of March) and Vic 
Fidler. For her New Year's, Anne Savage 
joined Andrea Manning on the Cape. She 
had spent Christmas in Maine with her 
family (they recently moved there) but is 
back in DC now working at the Justice 
Department in the Campaign Finance Task 



Force. This is an exciting time for Anne as 
she is starting to hear back from law schools 
about her applications for next fall. Good 
luck, Anne! 

Amy Chase is also in Washington, DC. 
She is living with a friend from home on 
Capitol Hill. Amy is doing sales for "It's Just 
Lunch," a national dating service for profes- 
sionals. She loves her job and apparently has 
some great stories to share the next time she 
gets together with our class. She gets to see 
Rachel Haynes, who is in public relations, 
and Jeremy Lyons, who is in sales for the 
Yellow Pages. (Amy, you asked to find out 
where Shirani is, right? — ead on!!) 

Indeed, Shirani Wickramasinghe is 
doing well out in Los Angeles. She is 
working at a "funky, humanistic school" 
teaching 5-11 year olds. She is planning a 
hiking trip around New Mexico for a 
month this summer and then visiting family 
in Sri Lanka. Shirani would love to hear from 
former classmates and asks they try emailing 
her at: qbltwo4@earthlink.net. Kristen 
Hand should also be very busy this summer 
as she and Derek Ambrosi are planning 
their wedding for November 2000. They 
were both back in Massachusetts for the hol- 
idays but returned to NYC for New Year's to 
join in the chaos of the Millennium! Kristen 
says things are going well at work and that 
Derek will be going skiing in Europe this 
February. Course, his vacations sound as 
exciting as his work: cutting shows for MTV 
such as "Jamie Foxx" and "Michael Jordan". 

Also busy in NYC is Jill Hindle. She is 
still working at Lyons Press and hoping to 
begin at the Bread Loaf School of English 
for her master's this summer. She continues 
to see Cara Marcous regularly but says that 
she doesn't see Nathan Goldstein anymore, 
having heard he has moved out of Brooklyn 
to the sunny islands of Hawaii with his girl- 
friend. Sticking it out in the Big Apple is Jon 
Jett. He was recently promoted to the trading 
desk at Dirks & Company and says the job is 
hectic but he is really enjoying it. Course, he 
still gets to enjoy exotic vacations and 
recently spent New Year's hanging out in the 
Bahamas with Stash Karandanis. 

In New England, Jim Morse has 
moved back to Martha's Vineyard, hired as 
one of only ten police officers in Oak Bluffs. 
He is working on his master's degree, scuba 
diving and learning to play the bagpipes in 
his spare time. Anyone heading to the 
Vineyard this summer should drop Jim a fine 
at: TACKJTM@netscape.com. Well, not 
much is new with me. Recruiting for a 



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class notes 



Portsmouth-based company is going very 
well and I love not working the long hours 
I had in advertising in NYC. I am eagerly 
anticipating my own vacation — heading 
back to Los Cabos, Mexico in April with 
Andrea, Jenn and another friend. If I don't 
write in the next Archon it is because I 
couldn't get myself to come back. Hope 
everyone is well and please, keep the news 
coming to: nancy@pinnaclejobs.com. 



'94 



Kristen Marvin 

14335 Burbank Boulevard, 

Apr. #10 

Van Nuys, CA 91401 

(818) 780-1309 

krismarvin@earthlink.net 



Melissa King writes, "I am currently 
hving in San Salvador, El Salvador. I am 
teaching high school biology at the Escuela 
Americana, a K-12 private school. Tim 
O'Keefe is currently loving work as an 
environmental educator at the Aspen 
Center for Environmental Studies. This 
winter and spring he will be teaching at 
Aspen Elementary and leading field pro- 
grams on snowshoes. Jenn Mulloy is also 
working here as a winter naturalist. Becky 
Vieira says: "I'm in the middle of my 
second year of medical school in New 
York — still loving it and looking forward 
to starting my rotations in July. Had a blast 
at reunion this summer. Congrats to Justin 
and thanks to Mr. Abu for all his years of 
teaching and friendship. 

Roland Backes writes, "I graduated 
from the University of Pennsylvania in 
June, 1999. Currently, I am in New York, 
working as an investment banking analyst 
in the Mergers & Acquisition division of 
Deutsche Bank. If anyone wants to get in 
touch with me, please feel free to call me at 
(917) 225-9898 or write me at 230 West 
55th Street, New York, NY 10019." Josh 
Manring is still selling real estate and 
teaching tennis. He has taken a new job as 
a local high school tennis coach for the 
boys' team. He thinks that it will be a fun 
time to work with the kids and it will also 
allow him to leave the office a little earlier 
than usual for a few months. 

Lisa Masinter and Kate Savage are 
living together in Atlanta. Kate works for 



the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Lisa is 
in medical school. Lisa is trying to get in 
touch with Archie Seale. He can email her 
at lmasinter@emory.edu. Kurt Danielson 
is working at Great Basin National Park in 
Nevada, doing a park ranger type-thing. 
He says he had a great time at Matt 
Prunier and Nicole Abdulla's wedding 
in November. He got to see Kasey 
McGarrigle, Catherine Perry and 
Justin Rivera. Gilbert Farmer just 
returned from traveling and now works at 
Bell Atlantic Mobile. His phone number is 
908.233.3520. Hope everyone in the class 
of 1994 is doing well. 




'95 



Laura Barnes 

5138 East Grove Circle 

Mesa, AZ 85206 

(408) 981-6537 

Email: Ibbarnes 74@hotmail.com 



5th Class Reunion 

June 9, 10, 11, 2000 



David Wilkens writes, "I have gradu- 
ated from Colby and traveled and worked 
abroad in New Zealand. I am now moving 
to New York City with my girlfriend who is 
attending culinary school. I am currently 
looking for a job as a teacher. My email is 
davidwilkens@hotmail.com. My phone # is 
(646)391-3207." 




Amy Collins '95 pictured behind Mrs. Clinton. Amy 
works for Senator Kerry in Washington, DC. 



'96 



Jeffrey R. LaBelle 
59 Rlwde Island Avenue 
Manchester, NH 03104 

(603) 668-5906 

jlabelle@Jiamilton.edu 

Janna Panall 

490 Main Street 

Amesbury, MA 01913 

(978) 388-7098 

jpanall@Jasell.edu 

unng@seacoast. com 



Michael "SAVS" Silverio writes, "I 
just got back from a State Department 
internship in Cyprus and now am in the 
process of looking for a job with my 
International Studies degree. Hope every- 
thing is good with everyone." Aaron Sells 
says that he is still at Bates College doing 
great. Lacrosse just started up and as usual 
they will head to Arizona for spring break in 
February. His Christmas break was really 
good and he broke into the millennium with 
such GDA alumni greats as Mark Graves, 
Brian Crowe, and Keith Blades at a party 
at the Four Seasons in Boston. Abby Coffin 
has been living in Jamaica Plains, MA and is 
planning on getting an apartment in Boston 
with an MIT friend. She is interested in the 
Mental Health System after doing extensive 
internships all year. She recommends every- 
body to shop at Old Navy (reason 
unknown?) and hopes everyone graduating 
ends the year with a bang. 



62 The Archon — Spring 2000 



Ariele Ebacher writes: "Hi there. 
Time certainly has passed and with it a lot 
has changed in my life as I am sure it has in 
yours. I graduated this past semester after 
getting internship credit for a job I had 
with a circus this summer. It was a life 
changing experience, as most things are. I 
am a tight-wire walker now. Mostly low 
wire, but I have been on the high wire and 
prefer the height. I am auditioning for 
L'Ecole Nationale de Cirque in Montreal in 
a few weeks for their international profes- 
sional circus arts program. I am terrified of 
the audition, but will make myself suck it 
up and go any way. The entire school is 
French, including the auditions. Now I am 
wishing I kept up with my French, it's been 
sadly neglected since Mme. Abu's class. 
C'est la vie. I am living in Northampton, 
MA now as I get ready for whatever hap- 
pens next. It will probably be circus but you 
never know. I am still dancing and I just 
closed a four-woman play at Mount 
Holyoke. I guess that's about it. Just trying 
to figure out what I really want to do and 
then find a way to do it and make a living 
and be with the people I love." 

Jason Olbres enjoyed a relaxing 
Christmas break from Bowdoin and just 
got back from an expo in Orlando. He says 
that this year is flying by and I am sure that 
everyone can relate to this experience. 
College life should end so abruptly. He is 
applying for a couple of internships at a 
couple of schools to teach English and is 
also planning to be a trip leader for 
Overland, which is a school that takes kids 
on hiking and biking trips all over the 
world. He wishes everyone a great semester 
and good luck after graduation. Todd 
Winters says everything is going well at 
New England College in New Hampshire. 
He is graduating in May, but has yet to 
make any secure plans for the future. Over 
Christmas break, I went up with a couple of 
friends to NEC for a night and bumped 
into Winty completely by chance at a local 
bar. He just wanted to tell Shithouse that he 
is going to tickle his behind! 

Janna Panall writes that she has some 
hot news to sizzle up the frigid winter news 
of the Archon. She got engaged to her 
boyfriend of three years, who is a municipal 
bonds trader in Manhattan and will most 
likely be moving to the Big Apple after 
graduation. She plans to stay with the com- 
pany at which she is currently employed, 
Kate Spade, and move to their corporate 
offices in NYC. Her wedding is planned for 



September 2001 and will take place in the 
GDA chapel. Over break she got together 
with Lauren Carroll, Cat Pear, Brad 
Russell, Mara Zanfagna, Kate Manzella, 
Katie Renna, and Carla Gottschall for 
their annual Christmas swap — a tradition 
started freshmen year in high school. 

Kim Konevich writes us from the 
University of New Hampshire and says she 
is a little ambivalent about graduating 
seeing as she is not sure where or what she 
wants to do. In the meantime, she will finish 
up her studies as a history and political sci- 
ence major. The ever-exciting Brooks 
BornhofFt writes to us from Colgate 
University with some of his recent accom- 
plishments. He plans to graduate in May 
2000 as an English and political science 
double major. He climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro 
last summer, rows on the first heavyweight 
crew team, and ran the Rhode Island 
Marathon this fall. He plans to work in 
NYC or Boston after graduation. 

Todd Walters is graduating from the 
University of Rochester in May with a 
political science degree. He is looking for 
positions as a magazine writer or in adver- 
tising or public relations. He is planning on 
going cross-country over the summer and I 
am planning to join him and then live in 
San Francisco for a year or two. He is going 
to London with his sister for a week and 
trying to enjoy his last semester at school. 
Bradley Russell just returned from a week 
in the mountains of Honduras so the cold 
winter weather in Maine was just a bit of a 
shock. Like Janna, she was at the annual 
Christmas swap and says everyone is doing 
great. She also bumped into Brian 
Rybicki who she had not seen in years and 
says is doing very well. She barely recog- 
nized him without the hair but says that he 
is still the same dude. She heard the album 
that his band put out that sounded really 
good. She has no current plans but wishes 
everyone the best of luck. 

Lastly, everything has been going well 
here at Hamilton College. I run into con- 
sistently Mike Shedoski, who is doing well, 
Scott Grenier, and Top Charanchitta 
'97. As aforementioned, I randomly bumped 
into Todd Winters at NEC and saw Todd 
Walters on a couple of occasions. I am 
graduating in April with a double major in 
French and World Politics and hopefully 
will find a job at some point in finance. I 
wish everyone the best of luck and have a 
great semester. 



'97 



Jessie M. Gannett 

KSC MS 7800 

229 Main Street 

Keene, NH 03435 

(603) 358-7937 

jmg2@keene.edu 

Brian Marvin 

2B Washington Road 

Atkinson, NH 03811 

Brian@scoot. netis. com 

Rachel Lipman 

Trinity College 

#702075 

300 Summit Street 

Hartford, CT 06106 



Hello Class of 1997! I heard from very 
few of you and I hope you all are well. The 
few who did respond, I know we all are 
happy to hear your news. Let me tell you 
about my crazy life. I am working as a per- 
sonal care attendant for two disabled men 
in my dorm. I work around 30 hours a 
week between the two. I am continuing in 
my major of elementary education, special 
education and English. I have managed to 
make Dean's List twice in a row. I am cur- 
rently finding my strength in leadership in 
my new position of vice president of The 
K.S.C. Gay Pride group. I hold this posi- 
tion with pride being that I am the only 
straight member. This spring I will be trav- 
eling to London and York England for 
spring break. I am thrilled. Well let's hear 
about someone else. 

Sandy Padilla writes that she just got 
back from studying abroad in Santiago, 
Chile and "it was wonderful." While 
studying she traveled to Peru, Argentina, 
Brazil and Uruguay. She was witness to 
Chile's presidential elections. Sandy I am so 
happy to hear that you are seeing so much 
more of this world. What a fantastic oppor- 
tunity. I am envious. Nichelle Warren 
writes that she is still managing her two 
jobs, full class load and of course social 
time. Although she has not traveled around 
the world at all, she is working with an 
Afrikka U. Program run through Zimbabwe 
at her university. Nichelle, that sounds 
incredible. I would love to know more 
about that. 

Sam Borkson writes, "Well I don't 
have any extra to give yet but things are 
looking pretty good in the near future. Life 
is great and I'm studying computer anima- 
tion/film. With my newly acquired skills 
I'm starting an advertising company with a 

The Archon — Spring 2000 63 



lass notes 



group of talented kids in the entertainment 
film. We're currently receiving lots of work 
in the local Orlando area but hope to grow 
experientially. Walk up to my GDA peeps, 
love you guys and if you're ever in Orlando 
call me (407) 313-7101." 

Lindsay Clark spent the New Year in 
Germany and spring semester in Australia. 
Will Evans just finished 5th semester of 
Ocean Engineering program at Florida 
Tech. He is still living in his fraternity house 
"Theta X" and plans on staying at FIT for 
a master's program in Naval Architecture. 
Hilary Knight is coming to visit for a 
week in January. Meta Mason spent the 
past semester studying abroad in Sri Lanka. 
It was an amazing experience. Now she is 
back at Bates where she is continuing her 
studies as a biochemistry major. She hopes 
evervone is doina; well! Susan Gilbert 
says, "School in DC is great. I just got back 
from spending my vacation in Israel — it was 
amazing. I five off campus in a gross house 
that's falling apart, but we have plenty of 
couches so if you're ever in the area be sure 
to stop by and stay awhile!!" 

Finally Moritz Elkmann writes to all 
"Hello from Germany!" Moritz is busy 
studying economics. He is having fun 
skiing the Alps, and is hoping to work in 
Mexico again this summer. He says that if 
anyone is in Europe let him know. You can 
reach him at elkmann@hotmail.com! 

Well, class of 1997, have a relaxing and 
enjoyable summer and be sure to take 
advantage of being youthful. We are getting 
older! Bye all! Jessie 



'98 



Elizabeth Erickson 

PO Box 1499 

Gambier, OH 43022 

ERICKSONE@kenyon . edu 

Jacob Chase 

Macalester College 

1600 Grand Avenue 

Saint Paul, MN 55105-1899 

Jchase@macalester. edu 



Well, hello again, class of 1998. I hope 
everyone had a great year! I have had a fine 
year. Although I do not have plans to go 
abroad, I am very excited about my history 
and art history studies. I have also really 




Marty and Patty Doggett, and Director of Development Pat Petennan P'01'03 
visit Dan Gadzurik '98 in Los Anqeles in March. 



been enjoying this 70 degree weather in 
February! Jessica Savage almost came to 
visit me (a snowstorm kept her at Denison 
though) and she is doing well. Through 
"distant learning", she is actually in a class 
with some students from my school. I think 
that is really neat. She has moved to Maine 
since graduation and loves it there! Jacob 
Chase "spent January studying and trav- 
eling in the south of Spain. What a fabulous 
country!" He looks forward to returning to 
Seville, Spain for semester abroad. He is 
majoring in anthropology and psychology. 
I have been talking to Yuki a little bit and 
was saddened to hear that he has not 
"touched his guitar since last summer." He 
is busy with other things though, among 
being co-captain of his soccer club at 
Tulane, his second major, next to mar- 
keting, sociology, and working at a com- 
puter lab. This summer he hopes to drive 
across the entire nation! Good Luck Yuki! 
He would also like to add that the "UCLA 
basketball team should give Dan more 
chance to play!!" Here! Here! 

Maura Spince is "still in loving 
Florida, especially the beautiful weather." 
She reports that "Orlando is growing all 
the time, which makes it a really fun city to 
five in." She has decided to major in soci- 
ology. Claire Sherman recently went to 
the NCAA Dl Cross Country National 
Championships in Indiana with her team 
from Providence College.They placed 10th 



in the nation! She says, "It was quite an 
experience to be able to run against the top 
runners in the country." She has declared a 
major in French with a minor in English. 
Happy Birthday Claire, who celebrated 21 
in November. Is she the first? Jessica Savage 
is in her second year at Denison and is 
going well. She spent her summer in 
Washington, DC and Maine! "I had a great 
time living with my sister, Anne, and 
working at the Capitol Children's 
Museum." Eric Blair is settling in nicely at 
RPI. Much to the relief of his parents, he 
won't be transferring again. He is taking 
some political science courses this semester 
and is interested in seeing how much he 
likes it. 

Michael Meagher spent the 
Christmas break in London. Getting ready 
for lax season at Harvard. Sarah Turner is 
trying to go to Melbourne, Australia next 
spring. Hilary St. Jean is really happy and 
doing well at Colgate. She declared a 
double major in Spanish and philosophy, 
hoping to pursue law after college. She 
hopes to go away all next year, first to 
Madrid, Spain, then off to Scotland. Kevin 
McDormand has "started writing for 
University of Chicago's school newspaper, 
reviewing rap albums. People can check 
out the articles at \vY\-w.chicagomaroon. 
com/voices." Well, that is all for now. I 
hope everyone has a great summer and 
enjoys any time abroad you all may take! 



64 The Archon — Spring 2000 



'99 



Stuart W. Gilfillen 

Roger Williams University 

RWU Box 5268 

Bristol, RI 02809-2921 

studude@hotmail. com 

Jessica S. Reed-Zaplin 

Gettysburg College 

Box 1744 

Gettysburg, PA 17325 

(717) 337-7708 

reedje02@gettysburg edu 



Hello class of 1999! Hopefully you all 
survived first semester of college and it 
went well. I hope you are all enjoying 
school and had a nice long winter break. 
Mine was great; I was all over the place and 
saw some '99 faces. Jesse Lee and Brett 
Bregman came up to visit me and we all 
went up to Montreal for a night of fun. 
Courtland Gilbert also paid us a visit in 
Burlington for a night. Believe it or not, 
Courtland is a frat boy now up at Colgate! 
Amazing, isn't it? He says he's having lots of 
fun up there and it keeps him busy. I saw 
Polly Titcomb at UVM while I was 
home over break and she seems to be 
doing well. Now that I am back at 
Gettysburg things have been going okay, 
but I am thinking of transferring next fall. 
I got back to school after break and found 
out that my roommate left so now I have a 
single, which is very nice. Peter Dervan and 
I see each other quite a bit since we have 
Spanish together every day of the week at 
9am. It is definitely a task getting up that 
early every day. 

E J. Darisse is doing well, having fun 
and wants everyone who sees this to email 
him at darissee@hartwick.edu. He wants 
to know how everyone is getting along. 
Justin Marshall just completed his first 
semester at the USMA at West Point. He 
played rugby in the fall and is currently 
working with the varsity basketball pro- 
gram. He visited GDA for a full football 
game and enjoyed being back on campus 
and seeing old friends. Nat Baldwin is at 
the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT, 
where he has been spending all his time 
practicing bass and reading some too. He 
writes that so far he has been enjoying 
school, but he misses not being able to take 
any other classes because he can only take 



music classes. Nevertheless Nat says it has 
been a worthwhile and interesting experi- 
ence. Over his winter vacation he hung out 
with Courtland Gilbert, Tim Chase 
and Sarah Marden. He has been trying to 
keep in touch with people and he looks 
forward to seeing how everyone's doing. 
Nat says he is still recovering from the 
alumni basketball game in December and is 
looking forward to a rematch. Good luck! 

Mirjam Hower is already in her 
second trimester at the International 
University in Southern Germany. She says 
she is enjoying herself, although her first 
trimester was a little chaotic. She is much 
better now in the middle of her second 
trimester and wishes everyone a great year. 
Sarah Willeman has not had much time to 
enjoy the sun ofWest Palm Beach, FL, but is 
working very hard competing in the winter 
Equestrian Festival horse show circuit. Sarah 
says her year off from school has been awe- 
some so far. She has been riding more than 
ever and having lots of fun with her horses 
who are turning out great. Sarah writes, "As 
for now, I don't miss school at all!" 

T.J. Landers reports that he is having 
fun at St. Lawrence, and is getting ready for 
the lacrosse season. He sees Steph Triendl 
every once in a while, who is doing well 
and played football this past fall. First 
semester went incredibly fast for Christina 
Coppolino. She says, "I couldn't believe it. 
Anyway I did really well and I'm enjoying 
school. I saw Joann Nguyen a lot over 
winter break and we still keep in touch at 
least once a week. I'm thinking of 
majoring in math but I'm not sure yet. I 
hope everyone is doing well." Jesse 
Soursouian is out in California and 
having fun. He is trying out for new stuff 
and waiting tables. Jesse recently got cast as 
a young Billy Joel in a TV movie of his life. 
He says that you all should look for it on 
'Showtime' this summer. Good Luck Jesse! 

I talk to Brett Mackey on Instant 
Messenger once in a while and he seems to 
be having fun. He is very busy playing 
lacrosse at St. Mikes. I heard from Todd 
Bolint again who transferred from 
Savannah College of Art and Design to the 
University of Southern Maine for the 
Spring 2000 semester. He is having fun and 
has found some fellow GDA students there. 
He is also going back to Germany in June 



with a friend. I speak to Caroline Kelleher 
and Ayeisha Morgan quite often. They are 
both extremely busy with lacrosse at BU 
They barley have any free time and will be 
going to Florida this spring break with their 
team to play. Otherwise they are both 
enjoying themselves. 

Enjoy your second semester and the 
spring weather. I hope to hear from more 
of you next time. Take care. 



Send it in! 

The next deadline for news is 
August 15. 

Send class notes to skeyes@gda.org 



The Archon — Spring 2000 65 



in memoriam 



Arthur W. Sager 

Former Faculty, 1930-1969 

Born in Gardiner, ME, Art Sager grad- 
uated from Bates College. A man of many 
talents, Sager once said to a reporter for 
Tlie Boston Globe, "Everything I've ever 
done I knew nothing about" (Sept. 7, 
1997). 

Sager took up throwing the javelin for 
fun and ended up placing eighth at the 
1928 Olympics in Amsterdam. He con- 
tinued his support of Olympic activities as 
a founding member of the New England 
chapter of the Olympian Alumni Association 
(1952), and was honored last May by the 
United States Olympic Committee for his 
longstanding involvement. 

At GDA for 39 years, Sager taught a 
variety of academic courses, coached the 
varsity football and track teams, and 
founded both the public speaking course 
and the Glee Club. His dedication to the 
Glee Club was carried on beyond his 
tenure as a teacher, to become a treasured 
tradition at alumni/ae reunion weekends. 
With former teacher Benjamin Stone at 
the piano, Sager led hundreds of graduates 
in song, leading his final Alumni/ae Glee 
Club performance at Reunion 1999. 

Sager designed his own courses and 
books on public speaking, authoring Speak 
Your Way to Success, Wlxy Aren't They 
Listening: A Brief, Easy and Entertaining 
Guide to Effective Speaking, and several other 
volumes. He also owned and operated a 
consulting firm that helped more than 
30,000 people gain confidence in public 
speaking. 

His first wife, Berta Rogers Sager, died 
in 1965. He leaves his wife, Frieda; three 
daughters, Jean Sutton, Ellie Mercer, and 
Perry MacFarlane; two stepchildren, Susan 
Benson and John Demars; 14 grandchil- 
dren, and 10 great-grandchildren. 

A memorial service for family and 
friends was held on February 5, 2000. 
Another service for GDA alums will be 
held over Reunion Weekend 2000. 




66 The Archon — Spring 2000 



Storer Plumer Humphreys '22 

The school was recently informed of 
the death of Dr. Storer Humphreys of 
Newbury, MA in 1999. Born in 
Newburyport, he graduated from GDA 
and went on to Norwich University in 
Vermont. He then graduated from Yale 
Medical School and pursued extensive 
studies at McGill University and 
Neurological Institute in Montreal. He did 
his internship as a neurological surgeon at 
Massachusetts General Hospital, and later 
became an associate of the hospital's neuro- 
logical team. He also worked at Peter Bent 
Brigham Hospital in Boston, and at the 
Anna Jacques Hospital in Newburyport. As 
a retired colonel of the army, he also served 
with both the Canadian and the U.S. Army 
Medical Corps on a range of assignments. 
A trustee of Norwich University for ten 
years, he also received the "outstanding 
alumnus award" for his distinguished 
career. He is survived by one nephew, 
Robert A. Barton of Newbury, and was the 
brother of the late Mary Plumer Barton. 

Edward Marshall Sargent '32 

E. Marshall Sargent died on March 3, 
2000 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, 
ME. Born in Lexington, MA, he attended 
Tufts College, Bryant and Stratton Business 
School, and the Bentley School of 
Accounting and Finance after GDA. For 
many years, he worked for Boston financier 
Ernest Dane, who contracted with Bath 
Iron Works, overseeing all funding for the 
Boston Symphony Orchestra. He served in 
the Coast Guard at Boston Harbor during 
World War II. He was employed in Boston 
at Merchants National Bank and Merlin 
Ladd Insurance Agency, among other com- 
panies. He spent summers in Kennebunk, 
ME, from where he raced sailboats, canoed, 
and motorcycled around New England. In 
1947 he married the former Dorothy Joy 
who dies in 1985. Surviving him are four 
children and a grandchild. 

Frank Shepard Abbott '35 

Frank Abbott died in his sleep of heart 
failure on January 1, 2000 in Dallas,TX. He 
was most recently a resident of Tryon, NC. 



After GDA, he attended Bowdoin College 
and also graduated from the Wharton 
School of the University of Pennsylvania. 
He served as a supply officer in the U.S. 
Navy in Newport, RI during World War II. 
He worked for many years as an insurance 
executive, and in 1956 he purchased, devel- 
oped and operated the Gateway Marina in 
Gloucester, MA. He retired in 1986 and 
lived with his wife Nancy Cairns Abbott in 
Dover, NH until her death in 1996. He is 
survived by his three children, his sister, 
three grandsons, two great grandchildren, 
and many nieces and nephews. 

John H. Pettibone '37 

John Pettibone died January 12, 2000 
in West Yarmouth, MA. Born in Cleveland, 
John was raised in Newton and graduated 
from Newton High School. He attended 
Governor Dummer Academy and 
Princeton University, graduating from 
Ohio Wesleyan University. During World 
War II, he was a lieutenant in the Navy, and 
settled with his wife Dorothy (Huff) in 
Lexington after the war. He worked as a 
product manager for the former Boston 
Woven Hose and Rubber Co. in 
Cambridge. Mr. Pettibone retired in 1983 
and later became a receptionist for the Red 
Cross, for which he received special recog- 
nition. Over the years, he was devoted to 
many humanitarian and environmental 
causes. He leaves his wife, Dorothy, in 
Barnstaple, MA; a son and two daughters; 
and a granddaughter. 

Winston R. Dole '42 

Richard Dole 77 of Charlotte, NC 
recently informed the school of the death 
of his father, Winston Dole, on December 
8, 1999. 

Louis L. Allen '43 

Louis Allen died from Alzheimer's dis- 
ease on January 13, 2000 in a nursing home 
in Summit, NJ. Originally from Glendale, 
OH, he graduated after GDA from Harvard 
University in 1950 and Harvard Business 
School in 1952. He worked as vice presi- 
dent and director of First Small Business 
Investment Company (SBIC) of New 



Jersey, and later became president of Chase 
Manhattan Capital Corp., devoting himself 
to equal opportunity for financing small 
businesses. This continued to be his passion 
for the remainder of his career, as he served 
as president of the National Association of 
SBICs, advised federal and local governments 
on the benefits of developing strong small 
business communities, and supported venture 
capital efforts among minority-owned busi- 
nesses, including Black Enterprise and 
Essence Magazines. He lectured for 15 years 
at Harvard Business School, and authored a 
book, Starting and Succeeding in Your Own 
Small Business. He leaves his wife, Annette 
Hadley Allen of Summit; his brother 
Samuel Allen of Glendale, OH; his sister, 
Marcie Newman of Hartwell, OH; and 
two daughters and a son. 

Charles W. Hartel '47 

Chuck Hartel passed away in Grands 
Rapids, MI, on March 15, 2000 as a result of 
complications from cancer. He is survived 
by his wife, Jane; his sons, John and Peter; 
and four grandchildren. Chuck graduated 
from Williams College in 1951. He was on 
active duty with the US. Army for two and 
a half years and spent ten years in the 
Reserve as a captain. He was Post 
Commander with the American Legion at 
Closter, NJ. Chuck was with General 
Motors for 34 years, retiring in 1987 as 
Assistant Manager for Government Sales. 
He and Jane traveled extensively: Greece, 
Israel, the United Kingdom, Europe, 
Scandinavia, China, Malaysia, and many 
other ports of call. He was a talented artist in 
woodcarving, stained glass, and watercolors. 
AT GDA, Chuck was a member of the 
lacrosse team. The Class of '47 sends sincere 
condolences to Chuck's widow, Jane. 

Willard W. Pierce '47 

Bill Pierce passed away at home in 
Murray Hill, NJ, on January 17, 2000 as a 
result of coronary complications. Bill was 
married to the former Lucille Ronco for 
37 years. He is survived by daughters, Pam 
and Jen; son, Evan; and three grandchildren. 
Bill graduated from Amherst in 1951 and 
was class secretary. In 1953, he earned an 



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MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. 
He was a corporal in the U.S. Army from 
1953-55. Bill was Vice President Senior 
Credit Analyst with Merrill Lynch of New 
York and was a member of the New York 
Society of Security Analysts, the Association 
of Investment and Research Management, 
and other financial organizations. At GDA, 
Bill, at first base, helped GDA beat Thayer 
Academy; at Amherst he also played first 
base and was ping-pong champ of the senior 
class. His love of golf started at Amherst and 
continued for the rest of his life. He was a 
life-long member of the Episcopal Church. 
The Class of '47 extends sincere condo- 
lences to Bill's widow, Lucille. 

Edward W. Rogers '47 

The Honorable Edward Rogers died 
March 25 in Portland, ME. AT GDA, he 
participated in football, basketball and track, 
and went on to earn his bachelor's degree in 
government and economics from Bowdoin 
College in 1951. After serving in the Navy 
from 1951 to 1955, he entered Boston 
University Law School. He earned his LLB 
from the University of Maine Law School 
in 1958, and practiced in Portland until 
1977, when he was appointed associate 
administrative court judge. A year later, he 
was made chief judge. The state legislature 
gave him the power to sit in the District 
Court in 1979 and in Superior Court in 
1983. He graduated from the National 
Judicial College in Reno, NV, and the 
American Academy of Judicial Education in 
1985. In 1995, he won the Maine State Bar 
Association's Family Law Section 
Achievement Award for "outstanding lead- 
ership and contribution to the promotion of 
the family in the state of Maine." The same 
year, he received the President's Award and 
was inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall 
of Fame. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; 
his seven sons and daughters, all of whom 
attended Bowdoin; and 19 grandchildren. 

Parker Leighton '48 

The school was recently informed that 
Parker Leighton off Dublin, NH passed 
away on January 1 3, 2000. Parker was the 

! uncle of Catherine Leighton Pear '96. 



Howard 'Bud' Cartnick Reith, Jr. '51 

Bud Reith died at home in Southwest 
Harbor, ME on February 1, 2000 after an 
18-month battle with cancer. Bud com- 
pleted his undergraduate work at Tufts 
University in 1955, received a master's 
degree in education at the University of 
Florida, and earned an EED in education 
and geology at the University of North 
Dakota. He taught at Salem High School 
in Salem, MA and at North Shore 
Community College in Lynn, MA for 
more than 30 years before retiring to 
Maine. He was a registered geologist in 
Massachusetts and Florida, and owned sev- 
eral small water and soil testing businesses. 
He was an avid sailor and boated exten- 
sively along the northeast coast. Bud had 
served as Class Secretary for GDA for many 
years, and his dedication to getting the 
news from his somewhat recalcitrant class- 
mates will be long remembered. Bud is sur- 
vived by his wife, Pamela Adam Reith; two 
sons; two grandsons; two stepchildren; and 
his sister, Betty McDevitt of Key Largo, FL. 
Donations in his memory may be made to 
the Salvation Army, 147 Berkeley St., 
Boston, MA 02116. 

James C. Parkes II '53 

The school was recently informed of the 
death ofjames Parkes on December 13, 1999. 

Robert Kleven '57 

Robert Kleven of Hampton, NH died 
on December 15, 1999. Born in 
Cambridge, MA, he was educated in 
Haverhill public school, graduating from 
GDA in 1957. He earned a bachelor's 
degree from Denison University, and a 
master's degree from Syracuse University. 
He also served in the U.S. Air Force. He was 
the founder of the Kleven Group, Kleven 
Staffing Solutions, and Kleven Technical 
Services, which provides contract and tem- 
porary staffing solutions for information sys- 
tems technology, software engineering, 
manufacturing and administrative needs. He 
was past president and member of board of 
the Massachusetts Professional Placement 
Consultants and a past president of the 
Northeast Human Resources Association, 



and contributed to many other organiza- 
tions. He received the "Man of the Year" 
award from the New England Executive 
Resource Council. He leaves his wife Gloria 
Conway Kleven of Hampton; a brother and 
a sister; a daughter; and a nephew. 

William Kittredge '58 

Bill Kittredge passed away April 23, 
1999. In recent years, Bill had been in the 
business consulting world, having raised 
three children. The Class of 1958 extends 
its sympathies to Bill's family. 




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